Bhubaneswar, 28th May 2019: The students and staff of NMIET Bhubaneswar observed Menstrual Hygiene Day today with the women of a near by village in Patrapada. Women from different walks of life also came together with NMIET to educate the villagers and spread awareness on the need of menstrual hygiene. Present on this occasion were Ms. Richa Parida, Director HR, NMIET; Ms. Shilpa Parida, Director PR, NMIET; Mrs. Lopamudra Acharya, Member, Chanchala Foundation; Mrs. Trupti Dash, Ex Secretary, Nalco Ladies Club; Mrs. Nivedita Nayak, Ex HOD & Professor, Dept of Agriculture, OUAT; Mrs. Valentina Dash, Private Employee. They spoke about the importance of menstrual hygiene, the taboo that still exists regarding menstruation and the deadly consequences due to the lack of awareness on the same. Keeping in mind the theme of this year- Its Time for Action, a demonstration on the various methods of menstrual hygiene was also given by the speakers.
Expressing her views on the objective of this day, Shilpa Parida, Director, Public Relations said, “Menstrual Hygiene as a concept is still unknown to a big part of the female population in our country. This awareness programme is a small effort by NMIET to help the women fight the problems that they face every month, which in turn poses a great risk to their lives.”