Meshaan Foundation, a prominent non-governmental organization (NGO), marked its foundation day with great enthusiasm at Tagore Theatre, reinforcing its dedication to enhancing and expanding its endeavors for the betterment of society.
A Charismatic Celebration
The celebration commenced with a ceremonial lighting of the lamp, symbolizing the commencement of the event. Distinguished assemblage included Sh. Rajesh Jogpal, IAS, Registrar Cooperative Societies, Haryana, who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Accompanying him were esteemed special guests of honor, including the notable actress and social activist Deepali Rajput, along with the multi-talented ex-RJ turned actor-film writer Manav Anand Ahuja. Additionally, present among the guests of honor were RJ Geet, RJ Jassi, and RJ Gagan, adding further charisma to the event.
Making an Impact
A ‘Nukkad Natak’ on water conservation and an Eight (8) minute long feature film based on menstrual hygiene management made under the aegis of ‘Meshaan Foundation’ by film production experts were the highlights of the event.
Dr Prabhjot Guron Bajju, Founder-Director, of Meshaan Foundation, said, “The Meshaan Foundation has been spreading awareness about menstruation health management and safe disposal of sanitary pads for which we have been organising sessions under the menstruation health campaign called ‘Menstrual Hygiene’. We have been also working on various socially beneficial projects like self-defence workshops for girls, plantation drives etc.”
She added, “In keeping with our vision to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene, we have supported the making of a film named PEST on the same subject which was also shown at our Foundation Day.”
Manav Anand Ahuja, the writer, co-producer and lead actor of the educational film PEST based on menstrual hygiene awareness said, “We wanted to educate particularly ‘men’ about menstrual aspects of women through this movie. The reason for this is that during school days’ boys are kept away from menstrual education, while special lectures are given only to girl students. We aim to bridge the gap and educate men about what sort of pain women go through during their menstrual cycles,” said Ahuja. It is to be noted that Samar Manhotra directed the film.
Meanwhile a cultural dance performance by MA Dance Academy, Panchkula enlivened the occasion. All the volunteers and supporters of the ‘Meshaan Foundation’ were felicitated by the chief guest and guests of honour.
Advocating Social Awareness
The ‘Meshaan Foundation’ has been conducting ‘Self-defence drives’ in government girls’ schools, among NCC girl cadets etc. The NGO is also working on a plastic-free project and has started plantation drives to increase the participation of youngsters in safeguarding the environment. A herbal garden was recently established at Government Modern Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sec 38 W, Dadu Majra Colony (DMC) by Meshaan Foundation. Moreover, the NGO also creates small shelters to fulfil the need for ‘water’ of community animals and birds during the harsh summers. It keeps donating clothes and medicines to underprivileged people from time to time.