An awareness meeting was organized by Sri. Prashanth Munuguri, ZSBP, in coordination with Sri. B.Venkati, DRDO; Sri. Gangadhar Goud, DPO; Smt. Savitri, ICDS PD (DWO); Sr. Saraiah, DPM-SERP, and Sri. Srinivas, MPDO for SHG women (Mandal Samakhya). The Samakhya was encouraged to include menstrual hygiene as a topic in their weekly review meeting. Smt. Naga Jyoti, APM was a key facilitator and also presented two poems of hers on the occasion.
The notable comments were received by the women from Kolam community who confided in practising strict seclusion during menstruation, to an extent that they are left at the mercy of those in home to feed or water them. The event, they said, helped them acknowledge their practices and reflect on if it should be continued.
More than 60 members assembled at Asifabad MPDO office for this event.