Noida: Three-year-old Ladies’ Club of Prateek Wisteria has worked for the environment within the society’s premises. But on International Women’s Day, the group of female residents decided to create awareness regarding about personal hygiene.
The group distributed sanitary pads among over 400 house helps including maids and guards who work in society.
Talking to CitySpidey, Archana Prasad, president of the Ladies’ Club, said “Every year, we celebrate Women’s Day by organising a session. But this year, we felt it’s better to educate the maids who work for us tirelessly.”
She added, “While giving away the pads, I told these women that they should start spending time on themselves since the sanitary pads are not as costly as they used to be”.
Self-reliance is most important, but self-hygiene should be every women’s priority is the message the club wanted to disseminate among these women.
This reporter was told by the club members that while many of the maids knew about how to use the sanitary pads and didn’t shy away like they used to earlier, the ones who were not aware of their usage was given a demonstration.
Prasad said that while she initiated the distribution, she wanted to end the stigma that the sanitary pads carry. “I forwarded the message about the drive on every social platform, we can't shy away from basic hygiene”, she said.
She further said that there was a change in people’s approach after the movie Pad-Man, but much more needs to be done.
Following their environmental goals, the club used newspaper to make a 7-pads set.