6 government schools get sanitary pad vending machine

Imphal: Considering the menstrual health of school going girl students, Rotary club of Imphal installed sanitary pad vending machines at six government schools on Wednesday.
The machines were installed at Ibotonsana Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Uripok Kangchup Road, Imphal West; Tamphasana Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Old Nambumane, Imphal West; Lilasing Khongnangkhong High School, Thangmeiband, Imphal West; Ananda Singh Higher Secondary Academy, Nongmeibung, Imphal East and Wangkhei High School, Wangkhei Keithel Ashangbi, Imphal East.

During the main inaugural function of sanitary pad vending machine organised at Ibotonsana Girls’ Higher Secondary School, president of Rotary Club of Imphal, Ch. Dhananjoy Singh said the programme was taken considering the menstrual health of adolescent school girls.

The aim and objectives for installing the sanitary pad vending machine was to bring a healthy society, he said.

Such vending machines are very much needed in rural and hilly areas. The club will continue installation of similar sanitary pad vending machines in the rural and hilly areas of Manipur. A person can get the sanitary pad from the vending machine by inserting a sum of Rs 5 (golden colour) in the machine. Rotary Club of Imphal will take care for the management of sanitary pads at the time of need, he added.

Director, education (s), Laishram Nandakumar Singh said taking such initiatives is necessary for the school going adolescent girls.

A programme on awareness of washing hands WinS (Wash-in-School) was organised at Keishamthong High School and demonstrated proper way of hand washing and how to maintain health hygiene.

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