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JORHAT, March 9 - Jorhat College (Amalgamated), one of the oldest institute of higher education here, has perhaps become the first college in the State to instal a sanitary napkin incinerator for its girl students on Thursday as part of the educational institution�s celebration of International Women�s Day.

Speaking to The Assam Tribune, Principal Dr Devabrata Sharma said that the sanitary napkin incinerator has been installed at the Girls� Common Room of the college with an aim to offer relief to girls who face difficulties in disposing off the napkins during the menstruation days.

Dr Sharma said that having such a facility would contribute to having a better sanitation and hygienic environment and be easy for garbage disposal too.

The Principal said the machine has been donated by the Jorhat chapter of Junior Chamber International, a non-profit NGO. He said that on the occasion about 300 biodegradable sanitary napkins were distributed among the girls by the NGO.

Dr Sharma, who was the Chief Editor of the largest comprehensive dictionary in Assamese -Asomiya Jatiya Abhidhan, said the college has decided to provide napkins to the students at a discount throughout the year by directly buying from the wholesale market.

He said the college management has decided to instal two more sanitary napkin incinerators by purchasing the machines � one at the Teachers� Common Room and another at the girls� hostel.

He added that an oath against female foeticide was administered by him to the students and later the movie Padman was screened for the students, including boys, to sensitise them on the subject.

�Such topics should not remain a taboo for better understanding of the matter,� Sharma said.

He said that girls outnumber boys in the college, as 55 per cent out of the total students of about 1,300 are girls. The college runs higher secondary courses in Arts and Science streams while the degree-level courses are in the Arts stream only.

Jorhat College in 2015 opened its doors to transgender students, making it the first college in Assam to do so. It also introduced at least 33 per cent representation for women in about 25 of its internal committees and the NOTA (none of the above) option in the students� union elections held in August, 2015.

The co-educational college established in 1962 and affiliated to Dibrugarh University, runs higher secondary and degree courses in the Arts stream. It presently has a student strength of 1,500.

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Sanitary napkin incinerator installed at Jorhat College

JORHAT, March 9 - Jorhat College (Amalgamated), one of the oldest institute of higher education here, has perhaps become the first college in the State to instal a sanitary napkin incinerator for its girl students on Thursday as part of the educational institution�s celebration of International Women�s Day.

Speaking to The Assam Tribune, Principal Dr Devabrata Sharma said that the sanitary napkin incinerator has been installed at the Girls� Common Room of the college with an aim to offer relief to girls who face difficulties in disposing off the napkins during the menstruation days.

Dr Sharma said that having such a facility would contribute to having a better sanitation and hygienic environment and be easy for garbage disposal too.

The Principal said the machine has been donated by the Jorhat chapter of Junior Chamber International, a non-profit NGO. He said that on the occasion about 300 biodegradable sanitary napkins were distributed among the girls by the NGO.

Dr Sharma, who was the Chief Editor of the largest comprehensive dictionary in Assamese -Asomiya Jatiya Abhidhan, said the college has decided to provide napkins to the students at a discount throughout the year by directly buying from the wholesale market.

He said the college management has decided to instal two more sanitary napkin incinerators by purchasing the machines � one at the Teachers� Common Room and another at the girls� hostel.

He added that an oath against female foeticide was administered by him to the students and later the movie Padman was screened for the students, including boys, to sensitise them on the subject.

�Such topics should not remain a taboo for better understanding of the matter,� Sharma said.

He said that girls outnumber boys in the college, as 55 per cent out of the total students of about 1,300 are girls. The college runs higher secondary courses in Arts and Science streams while the degree-level courses are in the Arts stream only.

Jorhat College in 2015 opened its doors to transgender students, making it the first college in Assam to do so. It also introduced at least 33 per cent representation for women in about 25 of its internal committees and the NOTA (none of the above) option in the students� union elections held in August, 2015.

The co-educational college established in 1962 and affiliated to Dibrugarh University, runs higher secondary and degree courses in the Arts stream. It presently has a student strength of 1,500.

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