Trg on sanitary napkin production underway

KIMIN, May 24: A 10-day ‘Sanitary napkin production and training’ programme for rural tribal women was launched at the Multipurpose Cultural Centre here on Thursday.
Ten participants from the Dene Achum SHG of Durpa-I in Kimin circle are participating in the programme, which is being organized by the Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science and Technology (APSCST) in collaboration with Bhopal-based NGO Priyashi Education, Culture and Social Society (PECSS).
Speaking during the launch, APSCST Chairman Bamang Mangha lauded the PECSS and its resource persons for providing training and awareness on sanitary napkin products to the people of the state.
“This is a very important subject, especially for females,” he said, and advised the trainees to make the most of the training.
“You will not only learn to be healthy, but also gain self-employment generation opportunities through the training,” he added.
PECSS director Dr Shalini Saxena informed that the training would teach the participants how to produce sanitary napkins with the help of a small machine and explain how women can generate self-employment opportunities through sanitary napkin production, besides providing information on health, hygiene, nutrition, etc.
The NGO will also provide entrepreneurship development training to the trainees on producing and marketing their products.
She urged the trainees to continue the activities they learn even after the training ends, and to use their self-produced napkins.
APSCST Director CD Mungnyak told the trainees that the department would provide them with full cooperation during and after training. He also announced honorariums for the trainees.
The APSCST is funding and providing the machines and raw material for the training.