Members of the Trust felt the need to address the issue of menstrual hygiene and management of menstruation by the young girls and women in reproductive age group. Menstruation is a vast taboo in our country where women often shy to talk about it openly and freely among their families or peers. Owing to deep-rooted menstrual traditions and practices in society, women often have to face discrimination at various occasions in family, society and at work place. An immense lack of information is observed in society and primarily among women; hence we need to educate them about facts on the menstrual cycle, enable them to feel comfortable about their bodies, work on getting away with menstrual myths and encourage them to accept menstruation gracefully.
Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHD) is celebrated on 28 May every year to break the silence and create awareness about hygiene in women and girls of reproductive age group so as to enable them to manage menstruation with dignity and normalcy, as this remains a challenge across the globe. MHD is celebrated to create a platform to promote menstrual hygiene. On 28 May 2014, MH day was celebrated for the first time by WASH, Germany.
This year DEEPANJAN Charitable Trust is organizing an event to celebrate this day on 28th May at India International Centre, Lodi Road, N.Delhi. We shall be collaborating with WASH United, Germany, the Organization which initiated Menstrual Hygiene Day celebrations. Our Event has been taken up by them and shall be posted in the international calendar of events.
Our humble attempt is to spread this awareness and empower the women and young girls to manage their challenge in the best possible way. We envisage distributing sanitary napkins in the slum areas in a regular manner.
We are planning to print a booklet on menstrual hygiene and management of menstruation to be distributed freely and in large numbers to young girls and women in reproductive age group esp in the low income groups and in the slum areas. This booklet will be released during the event on 28.5.2018.
Program structure for this year event shall be Conclave; Eminent speakers on the said subject; Panel discussions, a skit on the subject by students from Delhi University. Followed by a cultural evening by Ms. Jaspinder Narula.
The event shall be attended by 300-350 people mainly from Delhi and NCR consisting of men and women from various walks of life, women who are homemakers to the women who are crème de’ crème of Delhi
Hon’ble State Health Minister, Ms. Anupriya Patel will be the Chief Guest. Hon’ble Dr. Harshwardhan and Hon’ble Sh. Vijay Goel Ji will be Guests of Honour. Hon’ble Members of Parliament: Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Sh. Parvesh Verma, Sh. Mahesh Giri & Sh. Manoj Tiwari will grace the function as Guests of Honour.
We are expecting 9-10 Ambassadors of various countries to attend the Event.
We shall be holding a press conference on the eve of the Event and are expecting wide coverage in print and digital media and we are partners with, NYOOOZ and CARE TV for this event.
In view of the above, it is highlighted that we do expect a large and positive audience which can definitely be opinion makers in their various fields.
From DEEPANJAN we conduct medical camps regularly. The forthcoming camp is on 13.05.2018 in Urban Slums in Dwarka, Delhi.
DEEPANJAN Charitable Trust is a registered Trust with the Govt. of India and has been granted I. Tax exemption U/S 80 G.
It is registered with Niti Ayog with UNIQUE ID: DL/2018/0194864.
Main objectives of the Trust are health and education of children and women and women empowerment in all spheres of life.
The Trust’s objectives are driven by the sentiment that one must pay back to the society from which one has earned success and fame. We want to create and spread opportunities through capacity building for jobs and self-employment among the marginalized sections across faiths, gender, castes and religion.
Dr. Deepali is a qualified Dermatologist in South Delhi with a first class division (each year) MBBS qualification from Bharti Vidyapeeth University, Pune which has been registered with the Delhi Medical Council