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EESL Workshop on Menstrual Hygiene & Gender Sensitization

EESL workshop on menstrual hygiene

CSR: EESL workshop on Menstrual Hygiene, and Gender Sensitisation

Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand: Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a venture of public sector undertakings under the Ministry of Power, Government of India, organized a two-day workshop with the students and teachers of Inter College, in Thauldhar Manjaf Village, Pratapnagar (Tehri Garhwal), as a part of its CSR initiative.

In association with not-for-profit organization Udangkaar Jan Kalyan Foundation, EESL organized the EESL workshop on Menstrual Hygiene to sensitize students and teachers about the best and simplest practices regarding menstruation and awareness about gender equality.

The main topic of the discussion was the menstrual health of girls, which was addressed via a session to help them understand the occurrence, and the way girls can reduce associated discomfort.

Girl students were recommended to intake nutritious food and take the use of proper sanitary napkins. Promoting feminine hygiene, EESL provided every girl students, a safe and high-quality sanitary pack covering a 6 month period.

Sessions touched upon the issue of gender equality and mutual respect for each other. A special session was also organized to teach students about the difference between a ‘good touch’ and ‘bad touch’, and also about self-safety measures.

EESL senior representatives Dr. Neena Sinha, Chief Medical Officer and Jaspal Singh Aujla, Chief General Manager (Technical) interacted with students and faculty staff on these issues.

Ruchi Jaimal, Director of Udangkaar Jan Kalyan Foundation also provided valuable information to students during the two-day workshop.

Underlining their shared major goal of providing quality healthcare, EESL and Udangkaar Jan Kalyan Foundation also organized a free health check-up for the students and teachers.

EESL has been actively promoting cleanliness as a part of its CSR initiatives like putting dustbins and building public toilets across different cities.