Mokokchung, 16 September (MTNews): The Health and Wellness Club of Jubilee Memorial College in collaboration with IQAC, and Red Ribbon Club of JMC organized an awareness program on menstrual hygiene on 16 September at the college premises, attended by all the female students.
The resource persons were Dr Maongkala, Medical Officer and Dr Temjensangla Pongener, Associate Professor, FAC, Department of Geography.
Ms Chubaienla, Asst Professor and Nodal Officer of RRC, Jubilee Memorial College was the moderator of the program.
The program commenced with an insightful talk on menstrual hygiene delivered by Dr Maongkala, a renowned Medical Officer. Dr. Maongkala emphasized the importance of maintaining proper menstrual hygiene to ensure the well-being of women and girls. She discussed hygiene practices, dispelling myths, and addressing common concerns related to menstruation. Furthermore, she underlined how cultural practices and taboos negatively impact the lives of women and girls, reinforcing gender inequalities and exclusions. Her informative session shed light on the significance of breaking down these barriers for the empowerment of women.
Following Dr Maongkala’s enlightening talk, Dr Temjensangla Pongener conducted a hands-on training session on sustainable sanitary napkin making. Dr Temjensangla highlighted the benefits of using cloth pads, which are not only eco-friendly but also cost-effective and reusable. She guided all female students of Jubilee Memorial College in a practical demonstration of making cloth pads.
This session not only equipped the participants with valuable skills but also encouraged them to adopt eco-conscious menstrual hygiene practices.
The vote of thanks was pronounced by Ms Yimyatetla of 5th Semester, Coordinator of Health and Wellness Club, JMC.