Chandigarh March 03, 2021

Stitching the gaps of Menstrual Hygiene through Project Uday of Enactus Team, PU

Two Sewing Machines Handed Over to the Community for making Sanitary Napkins

The Enactus team of Panjab University in an initiative to help rural women in
menstrual hygiene management, under their Project Uday has ventured into making
cotton/bamboo fabric based reusable sanitary napkins, which are not only good for
the body but also good for the earth, informed Prof. Seema Kapoor, Faculty Advisor
of Enactus team and Coordinator of Social Review Committee of Dr.SSB University
Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology. This project is going to help the
underprivileged women community to become economically independent as well as play
an important role in improving the menstrual hygiene of the underprivileged women,
she added.
The Enactus team is working in collaboration with Developing Indigenous Resources-
India (DIR), an NGO that engages in efforts to enable underprivileged women to
generate income through the provisions of training, equipment and micro credit. Dr.
Asha Katoch, CEO of DIR said that “By working hand in hand with Enactus team we can
for sure contribute to make this world a better place for the underprivileged
women”.
Enactus team has also collaborated with CSR Project Amodini of Versatile Enterprises
Private Limited, which is at the forefront in the development of original innovative
fabrics. The special fabrics for cloth based sanitary napkins are being provided by
this esteemd group of companies. Mr. Arun Seth, MD of the company along with Mr.
Akhil Seth and Ms. Geetanjali Seth are helping in all possible ways to make this
project a great success.
Further to smoothen the production of sanitary napkins, Dr. Anu H. Gupta, Faculty of
University Institute of Fashion Technology, P.U. has been roped in for teaching
seamless stitching to the community women under the project Uday.
Further, with the collaborative efforts of Enactus team and Versatile Group, Mrs.
Usha Gupta, Director, Concorde Knitwears Pvt. Ltd, Ludhiana has sponsored USHA
Sewing Machine (Model-8801E) worth Rs.25000/- and Shiv Textiles, Ludhiana has
sponsored USHA Sewing Machine (Model-Allure Deluxe) worth Rs. 15000/- to the
community for making the community well equipped with the latest technology for
making the sanitary napkins.
Today, to celebrate International Women’s Week, Enactus team organized an event
along with Social Review Committee of Dr.SSBUICET, during which, two Sewing Machines
were handed over to the community by Prof. S.K Tomar, Dean Student Welfare, P.U. and
Prof. Sukhbir Kaur, Dean Student Welfare (Women). Others who graced the occasion
included Dr.Anu H. Gupta, Dr. Baljinder Kaur, Mr. Jodh Singh, DSW staff and DIR
staff.
Commending the initiatives of the Enactus team, Prof. Tomar said that Enactus team
is doing great work in helping the underprivileged women and time and again the team
has brought laurels to the university by bagging various awards and grants. He
congratulated the team for working towards Atmanirbhar Bharat, the vision of
Honourable Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, which aims to make the
country and its citizens independent and self-reliant in all senses.
Further recalling the past achievements of the team, Prof. Sukhbir Kaur added that
Enactus team has time and again proved its mettle at both National and International
levels. She said she is feeling very gratified that Enactus team has taken this
brilliant initiative of making cloth based sanitary napkins.
Highlighting the importance of even the smallest steps, Akshat, President of Enactus
team, Aarushi Ray, ex-vice president of Enactus team and other team members namely
Javed, Mohit, Nandini, Sanya, Leeza and Abhinav said “We alone cannot change the
world but we believe in casting stones into water to create ripples and we believe
in taking small steps that lead to a larger impact.”
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Chandigarh March 03, 2021

Shri Sanjay Beniwal, IPS, Deputy General of Police, Chandigarh, UT
inaugurated Graffiti on theme of utilizing social media in appropriate ways and to
focus on health by Girls Hostel no. 8, in the presence of Prof Raj Kumar, Vice
Chancellor, Panjab University, Prof. S.K. Tomar, Dean Student Welfare, Prof.
Sukhbir Kaur, DSW(W), Dr. Gaurav Gaur, NSS Coordinator and Dr. Simran Kaur, Warden.

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Chandigarh March 03, 2021
Around 41000 students took Online Exam by PU, today

Dr. Jagat Bhushan, Controller of Examination, Panjab University informed
that around 41000 students of Undergraduate/Postgraduate/Other Professional Courses
including USOL/Private have appeared today in online examination being conducted by
Panjab University. He informed that total exams in Slot 1 and Slot 2 were 28 and 38
respectively. He further informed that all the exams conducted today went off
smoothly.