Recently on Sunday, the streets of Mumbai around Marine Drive were full of college youth spreading the word of Periods among the crowd. It was the occasion of World Menstrual Hygiene Day and the youth were determined to make the message of letting the people know about periods loud.
Maasika Mahotsav was a one-of-a-kind celebration organised by Muskurahat Foundation in collaboration with Period of Sharing and The Rotaract Club of KC College. Shreya Jain and Himanshu Goenka were leading the campaign. The main motive of this event was to rejoice the periods, Be proud to be a woman.
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It is a known fact that Women bleed every month for about 45 years of their lives. Yet, there is a taboo when it comes to menstruation. Therefore hundreds of college students said it loudly and clear to the crowd, to be free of the shame. Through Back-A—Thon and Chalk Project the youth wore white Tshirts, Kurta with Red Band tied on the arm spread the message of “Be Loud, be proud, Let periods be known to the crowd”.
On the pavement of Marine drive by drawing Sanitary pad outline having Slogans and quotes the youth and the students took the pledge that they will talk about menstruation openly and no more consider it as impure.
The spectators and the police officials also supported us with the campaign.