As a part of the PR campaign Stain The Stigma, a stand-up comedy fundraiser “Chill with Gill” was organised. The proceeds from the fundraiser have been donated to deserving communities and institutions around the city to provide sanitary napkins and ensure menstrual hygiene practices. The funds were handed over to identified institutions Mr. Prasanth Nair IAS, Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Tourism and Former Calicut Collector on 26 February 2018. The proceedings were donated to St. Joseph Cottolengo, Special School for Women and Children, Fort Kochi; Valsalya Bhavan Ammathottil, Orphanage for girls and Children, Thammanam; Angel Care Home, Hostel for Tribal Girls, Kothamangalam and Mahila Mandhir, Orphanage for Women and Children, Champakkara to purchase menstrual hygiene products. An amount of one lakh was donated to these institutions in the form of vouchers, which will be valid for a period of ten months (March-December 2018).

At the event, Mr. Prasanth Nair IAS, addressed the gathering highlighting the relevance of the campaign in the current scenario. He appreciated the effort of the students to bring such an issue to the attention of the public. He added, “It is high time to educate both boys and girls as well. But most importantly, it is important to help those who are the lesser privileged in society.” He appreciated the students for doing so. The other guests who shared their views on the campaign for the event were popular actor and vlogger, Ms. Archana Kavi and renowned RJ, vlogger and author Mr. Joseph Annamkutty Jose. Ms. Archana Kavi spoke highly of the students who were able to come up with such a great initiative at a young age. RJ Joseph Annamkutty Jose also encouraged the students asking them to raise their voice so that the world could follow.


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Published On: July 20th, 2018Categories: Communicative English, Public News