Guwahati : Two students hailing from Assam and studying at the Christ University in Bengaluru have started a campaign to break the stigmas and myths related to menstruation which prevail in India from ages.
Spearheading this campaign called ‘The Red Movement’ are Manjistha Sharma from Guwahati and Jeet Nath from Tezpur, who are pursuing their post-graduation in Social Work (Clinical and Community Practice) at the varsity have been visiting different places in the city to distribute sanitary napkins for free.
Manjistha said that by doing this, she and her friend want to create awareness among women regarding the health hazards of using dirty clothes instead of sanitary pads.
The duo organized a sanitary pad donation drive on May 2nd-3rd, 2019 at BK Tower, Ganeshguri, Guwahati where various people donated sanitary napkins which were later collected and distributed to the educational institutions in rural and semi-urban areas to sensitize the individuals.
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Manjistha and Jeet also facilitated the session by displaying various documentaries, posters on menstrual hygiene and most importantly discussed the myths attached to menstruation and also taught them various yoga and exercises during periods to help women to live a healthy life.