India has advanced finely into the scientific age and we are doing great in the business, economics and environmental sectors as well. But societal sector needs a lot of improvement. Menstrual taboo is one of the important issues to be tackled. People often find themselves believing the notion that periods are too gross or too weird to talk about. As a matter of fact, we should celebrate menstruation rather than setting boundaries that in turn restrict mobility of women. We should celebrate the fact that its a sign of womanhood and strength. We live in a society that still dwells on the misconceptions or myths from ages. We realised how big is this problem and hence we decided to come up with an event 'Pads Bank' in collaboration with SocieTree under 'Joy of Giving Week'.
Pads bank was initiated with the main principal belief to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene. Menstruation isn't a problem but poor menstrual hygiene is. And there are a lot of women who need to know about it and clear out their misconceptions. Pads Bank primarily focused on easing women lives by providing sanitary pads and products and thereby breaking the stigma surrounding periods. This wonderful event was successfully conducted from 6th to 8th of October, 2020.
Lastly, this was one of the few events going around in our country in these distressing times. Its saddening how people neglect this imperative issue when its equally important to wearing masks. Menstrual taboo has been plaguing our society for a very long time now, its time to change that. We have to make sure that a women's self esteem is not sacrificed at the altar of menstrual myths.
Afterall, who could bleed for one week and not die? Definitely superheroes.