A Two day Capacity Building Workshop on the theme “Hygiene management among Adolescents” was organised in the Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh under the aegis of RUSA on 12th and 13th September 2018. The Workshop was conducted by a team of experts from Panjab University, Chandigarh. More than 80 students participated in the workshop. The Inaugural session was chaired by Professor Nirupma Luthra, Vice Principal of the college and attended by several faculty members of the college.
In her inaugural address, Dr Navdeep Sharma, NSS Coordinator, Panjab University, Chandigarh described the importance of Hygiene amongst adolescents. She urged the girls to shed the myths relating to Menstrual Hygiene and practise safe hygiene practices.
Dr Manjushree from UIAMS, PU, Chandigarh explained the biological processes and changes in the adolescents which need to be understood in the right perspective for the healthy body of the adolescents.
Dr Gaurav Gaur, Assistant Professor in Social Work from PU, Chandigarh conducted a session explaining how it is important for both the male as well female members of the society to understand the problems of the adolescents.
Dr Amritpal Kaur and Dr AnupamBahri from UILS, PU Chandigarh also acted as resource persons during the workshop. They discussed at length about the problems faced by the adolescent girls and gave suggestions related to proper sanitary practices to be followed by them.
The experts screened several short movies and team building exercises leading to discussion on the topic. The students thanked the Principal of the college for the organisation of the workshop.