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MVIS organises awareness sessions at Govt. Middle Schools

JAMMU: MV International School conducted a seminar & counselling session on ‘Sanitary based Health Awareness’ at ‘Gudwal Middle School’ in which girl students of classes 6th to 8th of different government schools of District Samba participated.

The session was conducted by health expert Sakshi Sharma of MV International school along with the girl students namely Anchita Choudhary 6th C, Ashwika Bhatia 6th C, Vanya Saini 7th C, Anushka Soan 8th A and Minal Angurana 8th C of the school. The main purpose of this session was to create awareness among the girls of rural areas regarding the importance of personal hygiene practices especially during menstrual cycle. The unhygienic practices in personal care especially during this time can result in severe health problems ranging from internal allergies and infections to infertility and cervical cancer in extreme cases. 

The event was organized as a part of British Council International School Award (ISA) activity. Information regarding the measures adopted by different countries for menstrual hygiene was also shared. Participants were also made aware about the importance of installation of the Sanitary Vending and Destroyer machine. They were told about the importance of using garments made of cotton fabric, drying them in sunlight and changing sanitary napkins regularly.

Some of the myths like not eating rice, milk etc. during the periods were broken during the discussion. The session was organized under the supervision of Kuldeep Raj Sharma, ZPEO, Vijaypur. The government school staff highly appreciated the efforts of MV International School for coming up with this unique idea and organizing such a path breaking program.

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