Honourable Minister for Health Ma Subramanian inaugurated the Menstrual Hygiene for adolescent girls Awareness Project and distributed health kits to 2000 adolescent girls from Kanchipuram and Thiruvallur districts at Sevalaya’s Kasuva centre on Feb 27th 2022. The Minister also inaugurated the Pulse Polio camp
The project is sponsored by Amrutanjan and implemented by Sevalaya.
Speaking at the function the minister was all praises for Sevalaya, serving the cause of the underprivileged in various areas for the past 34 years causing a silent positive transformation.
He also stressed that NGOs like Sevalaya play a major part in ensuring that the welfare schemes of the Government reach out to and benefit the entire state. The Minister inaugurated the programme by handing over the sanitary kits to 5 adolescent girls. Each kit consists of a pack of sanitary napkins, wipes, soap, almonds, cashews, dates, dry grapes, walnuts and a pamphlet on menstrual hygiene.
Honourable Minister for Milk and Dairy Development Avadi S M Nasser was the special Guest and A Krishnaswamy, Honourable Member of the Legislative Assembly presided over the function.
Dr P Kuganantham, Former City Health Officer, Dr Arasi Srivatsan, Dean, Govt. General Hospital, Thiruvallur, Ramesh, RDO, S Suresh Kumar, General Manager, Marketing Services and Priya Thanikachalam, Marketing Coordinator from Amrutanjan Ltd, participated in the function.
MLA A Krishnaswamy appreciated the initiative of Amrutanjan, popular for its balm for headaches, for the welfare of adolescent girls. He offered felicitations to Sevalaya for its services to the needy.
Priya Thanikachalam stressed the importance of creating awareness about menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls. She said that Amrutanjan is happy to partner with Sevalaya in this initiative.
Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Tharamani donated tree saplings to Sevalaya on the occasion.
Many officials from the Health Department, people’s representatives, and members of the public participated in the event.
In this camp, a lady doctor and a team of nurses will interact with the girls. An one-hour session on the science behind Menstruation, and breaking the superstitious beliefs and inhibitions about addressing this issue will be conducted.
An awareness of general hygiene and preventive steps to protect oneself from the COVID pandemic will also be discussed.
Sevalaya is ready to extend this project to other districts in Tamilnadu with the support of sponsors.
Earlier Sevalaya Murali, Founder and Managing Trustee welcomed the gathering. Dr J Gokulakrishnan, Head, Health department proposed a Vote of thanks.