by Christabelle Lemos
AHMEDNAGAR-MAHARASHTRA, AUGUST 20, 2014: The quality of life is more important than life itself and hence the Mahila Mandal (Women's Sodality) of St. Anne's Parish, Ahmednagar along with Fr. Thomas D'costa organized "KNOW YOUR BODY AND PERSONAL HYGIENE" programme for the Girls of the parish, between the age group of 13-24 years. There were a hundred and fourteen girls present for the same. Ms. Priti Gaikwad who has done her Masters in Social Work and has an experience of over 14 years of working in this field, was the main resource person for this workshop.
The programme began at 9.00am in the morning with a short prayer service. Fr. Thomas, in the opening speech emphasized the need for such a programme and he also thanked the Mahila Mandal of the parish for their initiative. The entire programme was well animated with relevant topics and supplemented with appropriate videos on the same. The programme endeavored to create awareness among these young girls about their bodies, personal hygiene, the necessity for safe sex and disease prevention. The workshop ended at 1.00pm and the girls went back enriched and well-equipped with necessary information to live healthy and fulfilling lives.