Menstrual Health & Awareness Day
Menstrual Health & Awareness Day Menstrual Health & Awareness Day (MHAD) was first celebrated and marked in India on 5th February 2020.
The day was commemorated first time in the form of a unique period themed festival called the ‘Period Fest’ and a one of its kind rally called the ‘Pad-Yatra’ which saw partic¬ipation from 6,000 people in Delhi that included students, teachers , youth and others. The purpose behind this mass event and the day was to create awareness, sensitization and knowledge on menstruation.
There are some reasons to celebrate Menstrual Health and Awareness Day espe¬cially marked on 5th February as this day provides favourable conditions for mass action/ awareness events:
Since the weather in most of India is pleasant for outdoor campaigns.
Due to absence of holidays and examinations, school/college students can comfort¬ably become a part of MHAD campaigns.