Its Time for Action Towards Menstrual Hygiene Management: MHMDay

May 29, 2019

Menstrual Hygiene Day was filled with inspiring and incredible activities and initiatives when volunteers, pilgrims, devotees and Parmarth Rishikumars joined together to take part in the #RedDotChallenge sharing that #MenstruationMatters and #ItsTimeforAction. They also pledged on the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council’s innovative #MHWheel, led by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, to break the stigma and silence associated with menstrual hygiene, offering a special #mhm bracelet as a symbol of our commitment to work together towards this vital cause. Thereafter, Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji graced the month-long Shri Ram Katha and gave a revolutionary talk and led a pledge for #menstruation from a stage in which traditionally these topics have never been brought forward but with the support of Pujya Sant Murlidharji Maharaj the month long Katha is becoming a source of great inspiration.

Watch their incredibly inspiring talk that went LIVE across the world through Sanskar TV online.

Later in the evening, Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji also discussed this issue and the actions GIWA is committed to taking in a special dinner with the Hon’ble US Ambassador Mr Kenneth Juster at the Roosevelt House. They offered to him a hand-made, eco-friendly pad that our women and girls from our vocational training & Women for WASH programmes are going to be learning to make. Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji set the tone in the LIVE Ganga Aarti ceremony on the eve of #MHDay2019 reminds us to uplift and empower our women & girls, to embrace the divine life-giving creative power in women, which should not be seen as dirty or as a taboo!

Watch her inspiring speech:

Glad to also share important meetings held recently about our work together with WSSCC to lead a MHM revolution throughout the country: