“Lets Break the Silence & end the Stigma around Menstruation”
World Menstrual Hygiene day is celebrated every year on 28 th May that serve as a reminder of the challenges faced by women & girls in managing their periods. The Department of Obstetrical and Gynecological Nursing, Kalinga Institute of Nursing Sciences (KINS), a constituent under KIIT-DU, observed World Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 th May 2023 at KIDS auditorium with the theme "Together for a #Period Friendly World." The focus of this program was to normalise menstruation and menstrual health management.
The programme was inaugurated by dignitaries with lamp lighting which symbolizes divinity and harmony. Unfolding of the theme &Welcome address was delivered by Prof. Dr. Niyati Das, Principal, KINS, who created an enthusiasm among the audiences. The celebrations started with Pannel discussion by students of Bsc Nsg. 6 th Sem, emphasizing Concept of Menstrual health and hygiene, Importance of menstrual hygiene, social norms and my the on menstruation, governmental scheme for the promotion of menstrual hygiene and express the thoughts to make a period friendly world. The Guest Lecturer was delivered by Dr. Bhuputra Panda, Director, KSPH, KIIT-DU. He imparted & highlighted the knowledge regarding multidimension of various research on Menstrual Health & Hygiene: Practices & Policies in Odisha. This program was completed under the valuable guidance of Prof. Kalyani Rath, Vice Principal, KINS, KIIT- DU The program was successfully ended with a vote of thanks proposed by Ms. Rojalin Dash, Asst. Prof, (O&G) KINS.