Campaign for girls’ awareness about health and hygiene in every village

 Mrs. Maya Singh inaugurates at Budhni

maya13.8Bhopal, August 13, 2015 (Ataullah Faizan):  Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Maya Singh has said that a campaign will launched in every village to make girls’ aware about health and hygiene. Mrs. Singh was inaugurating Project Udita and newly constructed Anganwadi building at Budhni tahasil in Sehore district today. The Minister said that under leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, a number of important schemes have been launched for all-round development of women, girls and children which has attained national recognition. In the series, Project Udita was launched to make girls aware about health and hygiene. It was dedicated by the Chief Minister at Mahila Panchayat. She directed Anganwadi and health workers to make adolescent girls aware of use of sanitary napkins through the project. She gave sanitation-related information. She said that participation of society is necessary to end malnutrition among children, women and girls. Mrs. Singh informed that under Project Udita, automatic vending machines have been installed at 208 places and 240 more machines will be installed soon. Principal Secretary Women and Child Mr. J.N. Kansotiya said that Project Udita is a good beginning whose far-reaching impacts will be seen in society. Commissioner Integrated Child Development Scheme Mrs. Pushplata Singh said that use of filthy clothes during menses affect reproductive health. She informed that according to a survey, 23 adolescent girls stop going to school after first menses, only 12 percent use sanitary napkins and 10 percent girls are taken ill due to use of filthy clothes during menses.

She informed that Project Udita has been launched as pilot project at Gwalior, Indore, Jhabua, Narsingarh, Murar, Mhow, Burhanpur and Budhni on Kishori Diwas on every fourth Tuesday, Anganwadi workers will solve adolescent girls’ problems and remove their apprehensions. Through vending machine at Anganwadi, a set of napkins (3 napkins) can be obtained for Rs.10. local women’s self-help groups will be trained to produce good quality sanitary napkins.