The Himalaya Drug Company to Promote Menstrual Hygiene in Over 100 Schools in Mumbai
by Shrutee K/DNS
Mumbai, 25 April 2018- The Himalaya Drug Company along with Rotary Club of Bombay has initiated a campaign, Jagriti, to install sanitary pad dispensers across schools and colleges. The main aim of this campaign is to make sanitary pads accessible to girls at an affordable price of
Menstrual hygiene is an integral part of personal sanitation and health. With this
initiative, Himalaya aims at promoting menstrual hygiene among girls.
“A lot of young girls drop out of school due to a lack of affordable menstrual products. If we were to go by the statistics, 88% of women still don’t use menstrual products, and about 4 million women face barriers to comfortable and accessible menstrual hygiene. The need of the hour is to create an environment where these products are easily available at an affordable price. To provide young girls a comfortable and dignified experience, Himalaya is happy to partner with Rotary Club and various institutions for this initiative,” says Anil Jiandani, Business Director, Pharmaceuticals Division, The Himalaya Drug Company.
As a part of this initiative, two sanitary pad dispensers were inaugurated at the M.K Sanghvi College of Commerce in April. Ms. Krushna Gandhi, the Principal, volunteers from Rotary Club, team Himalaya, and the faculty and students from the college were present at the event.
Speaking about the initiative, Ms. Krushna Gandhi, Principal, M.K Sanghvi College of Commerce said, “It is important to create awareness about menstrual hygiene. This initiative is a big boost for the students to improve personal hygiene. We truly appreciate Himalaya’s noble initiative in sharing our responsibility to help young girls maintain proper personal hygiene and health. This initiative will ensure an increase in the attendance of female students.” The Himalaya Drug Company and Rotary Club together have planned to install sanitary pad dispensers in close to 100 higher primary schools and colleges across Mumbai. Himalaya has plans of spreading this initiative to more Indian cities in the near future.
About The Himalaya Drug Company:
In 1930, a young visionary by the name of Mr M. Manal foresaw the benefits of herbal remedies while riding through the forests of Burma. After diligently researching the science of the traditional field of Ayurveda, he decided to dedicate his life to creating products that would improve millions of lives across the world. Today, with a history spanning more than eight decades in herbal research, Himalaya has positioned itself as a brand that cares about not only enriching people’s lives but also the environment. With their ‘head-to-heel’ range of products, Himalaya aims at providing a holistic solution to everyday ailments that affect our bodies.
Seeped in a legacy of researching nature, Himalaya has successfully been able to harness the science of Ayurveda through cutting-edge research to become a brand that is safe, gentle, and trustworthy.