CHANDIGARH,28.01.23-NSS Units and Medical Committee of Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV college for Women, Chandigarh under the guidance of Principal, Dr.NishaBhargava organised Seven Day/Night NSS Special Camp.

During this camp, Enactus SSBUICET organised the 7thworkshop in the “Mytharche” series on Menstrual Health and Hygiene, conveyed Prof. SeemaKapoor. Enactus Faculty Advisor. The workshop was attended by 100 NSS volunteers, 20 Enactus members and 10 members of the Drama Team of Panjab University.

The event commenced with a virtual address by Ms.Geetanjali Bakshi, Coordinator of CSR project Amodini of Versatile Group, Ludhiana. She introduced project Amodini, which was initiated to break the silence around menstrual hygiene for girls around the society and their successful collaboration with the Enactus team. This was followed by an interactive and insightful lecture by Dr.Neelam Sodhi (MD, OBS & Gynaecology) on menstrual health and hygiene with the goal of changing society by being open and honest about menstruation and menstrual hygiene.

Project Uday of the Enactus Team seeks to gradually eliminate taboos surrounding menstruation. She was received by the crowd with a huge round of applause and everyone was moved by her words. Dr.Sodhi’s talk was followed by Ms.Ravina’s talk from Switzerland, who is doing a project with WHO and spoke on the advantages of using reusable cloth pads.

Dr.Nisha Bhargava greatly appreciated the efforts made by the Enactus team & Versatile group and highlighted the prominent role played by Enactus in the progress of marginalized communities. She commended the students' efforts in planning the session to raise awareness regarding the importance of menstruation hygiene and the negative impacts of plastic-based sanitary napkins.

The workshop was a great success. Prof. Kapoor acknowledged the support provided by Sh. Amandeep Singh Bhatti, Director Higher Education, Chandigarh for connecting Enactus team with various colleges of Chandigarh for the conduct of workshops on Menstrual Health and Hygiene.