Delhi school gets sanitary pad vending machine
New Delhi, July 31: North Delhi Mayor Adesh Gupta on Tuesday inaugurated a sanitary napkin vending machine at a school in central Delhi and said this would help girls and women in maintaining their health and hygiene, officials said.
The machine was installed at R M Arya Girls Senior Secondary School in Connaught Place in partnership with a research foundation and state-run oil major.
The mission of the CSR Research Foundation is to spread awareness on women's well-being, hygiene and menstrual health, the NDMC said in a statement.
Mayor Gupta said this would educate girls and women on their health, and spread awareness among schoolchildren.
Chairman of the foundation, D D Agarwal, said their organisation is promoting women's health, gender sensitivity and empowerment through their mission -- 'AAA – Awareness, Availability and Affordability'. He said that with the support of the state-run firm, the foundation, a non-profit organisation, has installed 80 such vending machines across the city.