GUWAHATI, Aug 30 - Oil India Ltd (OIL) and Delhi Alumni Association of Assam (DAAA) jointly participated in a sanitation awareness campaign among adolescent girls at the Panbazar Girls� Higher Secondary School here today. One of the oldest schools in the State, the school was set up in 1883.
The adolescent girls� personal hygiene project is part of Oil India�s Swachh Bharat Pakhwada (Cleanliness Fortnight) programme, a company initiative for the government-led Swachh Bharat mission.
Oil India employees and DAAA volunteers met students of the school to discuss the importance of menstrual and personal hygiene and how to cope with these issues. Simultaneously an interactive session was held by Dr Dipankar Bhattacharjee, Deputy General Manager Medical Services, OIL, on health and hygiene issues. Dr Bhattacharjee added that regular physical exercises can prevent breast cancer, cervical cancer and colon cancer.
Krishna Hazarika Rao, Chief Manager, OIL India Limited handed over hygiene kits to the school�s Principal customarily. OIL distributed more than 300 hygiene kits to students from Class VII to Class XII.
As part of the daylong event, the company took the initiative to clean the school toilets and playground.
This was followed by DAAA�s �Mission 100 Inspired Schools� campaign consisting of an all-women team from DAAA comprising educationists, entrepreneurs, policewomen, filmmakers, sportswomen, etc.
DAAA is a non-profit organisation set up by the alumni students from Assam who pursued their education in Delhi. Bureaucrats, educationists, sports personalities, entrepreneurs, bankers, progressive farmers, social workers, lawyers, filmmakers, theatre personalities, actors and journalists form part of this group.
The lady members from DAAA who participated in the initiative were Dr Mini Bhattacharjee Thakur of Gauhati University; Asomee Dutta Baruah, filmmaker; Dr Sangeeta Barthakur of Cotton University; Vasavi Acharya, owner of a pre-school chain; Deputy Superintendent of Assam Police Gayatri Sonowal and Dr Dimpy Mahanta of Cotton University.
In 2018, DAAA launched the �Mission 100 Inspired Schools� campaign, a move to provide knowledge, expertise, motivation and mentoring to the State�s school students with special focus on less-privileged vernacular students. Set up in 2017, DAAA has launched several initiatives in its short span of existence.