All 15 mandals of Karimnagar celebrated MH Day 2018 by conducting Mandal Samakhya meetings, making it the only district in entire Telangana to organize full-fledged celebrations on the occasion of Menstrual Hygiene Day! UNICEF-supported staff and SBM staff participated in these meetings.
Topics such as the onset of menarche, menstrual products use and disposal, irregular periods and their impact, etc. were discussed openly. The meetings were organized in MPDO offices, GPs and Mandal Samakhya offices. Approx. 50 members participated in each Mandal. The Mythri video was also screened in 2 mandals – Veenavanka and Manakondur.
Apart from this, 100+ women present at the NREGS worksite of Vennampally village in Saidapur Mandal pledged themselves to educate their children and other adolescent girls in their villages on menstrual health and hygiene management.