Aizawl 31st August 2021: Lunglei HPC Vice Chairman and MLA Pu Lawmawma Tochhawng today launched the ‘My Pad My Right’ (MPMR) project and “Leitlang Sanitary Pads” locally produced by SHGs in Lunglei at Rahsi Veng YMA Information Centre Lunglei. The project is an initiative of NABARD and its NAB Foundation to provide better livelihood and menstrual hygiene to women in rural areas through grants, wage support and capital equipment.
The MLA appreciated the SHG members for their tireless efforts in learning the sanitary pad making process as well as locally producing the sanitary pads. While thanking NABARD for the intervention, he expressed his sincere gratitude for the first ever local production of sanitary pads, not only for Lunglei, but also for the entire Mizoram. He challenged the women folks, especially the younger generation to take up the activity and make full utilisation of the facility for income generation as well as taking care of menstrual needs of women in the State. The HPC Vice Chairman also inspected the sanitary pad making unit at Rahsiveng, wherein the machinery operation and entire process of sanitary pad making was demonstrated by SHG women.
At the launching programme cum medical camp organised by NABARD, Pu Evan T Munsong, DDM, NABARD gave a brief report and highlights of the project. The “My Pad My Right” project is an initiative of NABARD and its NABFoundation to provide better livelihood and menstrual hygiene to SHG women in rural areas through the setting up of a sanitary pad making unit. Under the project, NABARD provides a sanitary pad-making machine, which is managed and operated by women SHG members.
Dr. L.V. Vanlalchhanhimi, MD (Obs & Gynae), Civil Hospital spoke about the importance of maintaining good hygiene, menstruation and menstruation hygiene, proper disposal of sanitary pads, and overall good menstrual practices for benefits of the SHG members. Pi Zochansangi of Ainawn SHG while giving a brief report of the project activity, reported that NABARD provided a sanitary pad making machine as well as raw materials worth Rs.6.00 lakh as assistance.
The launching cum medical awareness programme was attended by Pi Lalremsangi, Lead District Manager (LDM), Pu Lalrotluanga, President, YMA Sub Headquarters & Member, Lunglei HPC, officials of World Vision India, and SHG members.
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