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Sanitary napkin machine for schools
Correspondent Kohima, Sep 27(NPN):
Published on 27 Sep. 2010 11:00 PM IST
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PHE department Nagaland in collaboration with Sulabh International, launched automated sanitary napkin vending machines for educational institutions in the state here today.
State PHE minister Dr. Ngangshi K. Ao formally launched the machine at a function at Mount Sinai School, Kohima in the presence of Anita Jha, senior vice president Sulabh International Social Service Organization New Delhi and other department officials, teachers and students of recipient schools.
In his address, Dr. Ngangshi K. Ao said the machine was a new and unique experiment and urged upon each school to take responsibility in making them functional and sustainable.
The minister, who was a physician himself said that health should be approachable to everyone, which is also the objective of the government and stressed the need to improve health of the community. “A sick person is a liability to the community but a healthy person is an asset to the society and the nation,” he asserted.
On the occasion, the minister also formally released a booklet on guide to menstrual hygiene management published by the Sulabh School Sanitation Club New Delhi.
The installation of this machine was done through CCDU (PHED) Nagaland and Sulabh School Sanitation Club New Delhi in collaboration with school education as part of the total sanitation campaign effort for realizing the dream of “Clean India” by 2012.
The machine has been extended to five schools in Kohima district including GHS Seikhazou, Grey’s School, Children Christian School, Mount Sinai School and Grace School.
With the launching of the machine, girl students from selected schools in the state can now easily avail health and hygiene facilities in a better way at an affordable price.
Anita Jha of SISSO New Delhi gave the keynote address on the occasion and exhorted on menstrual hygiene management.
Sulabh School Sanitation Club New Delhi stated that management of menstruation was a critical issue for girls and that it has serious negative impact on girl’s education if proper attention was not given at all levels from school and family levels.
The prime objective of the initiative of introducing the sanitary napkin vending machine in the state was to introduce girls to sanitary napkins, who relied on traditional method or had to compromise their privacy in buying napkins from the local store.
Earlier, the function was chaired by Er. Kevisekho Kruse, executive director CCDU. Short speeches were also delivered by Langshung Anal, principal Mt. Sinai School and Zaveyi Nyekha, District Education Officer Kohima. Vote of thanks was proposed by Er. Agwaseng Kent, executive engineer CCDU.
After the function, the visiting senior vice president SISSO Anita Jha also had an interactive session with leaders from various organizations and NGOs at Hotel Japfü, where a 30 minute documentary of the organization was screened.
Sulabh International Social Service Organization, a renowned international organization in the field of sanitation was founded in 1970 by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak. It has constructed and maintains more than 7500 public toilets, besides running four schools in different cities of the country.

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