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Speaking openly about periods is no more taboo, Mayor Gadwal Vijayalakshmi tells Govt school girls

Speaking about periods openly is no more taboo, Mayor Gadwal Vijayalakshmi tells NBT Nagar, Govt High School for Girls.

Let us shun old ways of managing periods. You must change along with changing times. Use sanitary pads. Pay attention to personal hygiene. Periods are a natural and biological process. And every girl goes through this process. Pain is also attached to Periods. You must face it and you must also attend School, she said while addressing 100 plus girls of the school.

Earlier Gadwal Vijayalakshmi, the Mayor of Hyderabad inaugurated the Sanitary Pads Vending Machine and an incinerator along with Ms Ritu Shah, Chairperson of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) The function was held at NBT Nagar Girls Highschool at Banjara Hills on Saturday late evening. Later she distributed pads to girls.


FLO under its ‘Sustain her health’ initiative donated both machines and pads. They will continue to provide pads free of cost for the benefit of the girls.

No one should skip school due to periods or periods related to pain, or uneasiness. Education is also equally important, said Ritu Shah while addressing the girls.

Later Dr. Sweta Agarwal spoke about menstrual hygiene, Physical Wellness and Ms. Kanika Jain about Mental Wellness.

Dr. Sweta Agarwal told them to follow three rules of periods. One is to pay utmost importance to hygiene. The second rule is to use sanitary pads. Three is to dispose of used pads hygienically.

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