Assam Rifles Observed National Girl Child Day at Assam Rifles Public School (High), Jalukie at Peren District, Nagaland
Jalukie Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (N) conducted an awareness lecture on menstrual health at Assam Rifles Public School (High), Jalukie in Peren District, Nagaland on 24 Jan 2023.
During the conduct of the event, girls from 5th to 9th classes were made aware of menstrual hygiene, associated topics and use of sanitary napkins. In addition, boys from classes 5th - 9th were also educated about menstruation. An awareness session was conducted in which all associated topics related to menstruation were explained to adolescent school girls, like what is menstruation, calculation of the period, physical problems faced by girls during their periods and ways to deal with it, maintaining personal hygiene during this period and importance of maintaining hygiene, avoiding the traditional methods of using dirty cloths and promoting use of sanitary napkins, etc. Traditional myths and misconceptions in rural areas related to menstruation were also deliberately discussed.