Setting a new World record, participants at the 62nd All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology(AICOG) on Friday, 500 people placed 10,105 pads in a line measuring 1,078 metres(3,537 ft).
This was an attempt to promote menstrual hygiene.
It took seven hours to complete the longest line of sanitary pads, which was given the shape of a uterus under the slogan, “Nothing’s more cuterus than your uterus.”
Verified by the Guinness Book of World Records, the pads used will be donated to four Government Girl Schools.
In an interaction with the media, gynaecologist Geeta Pramod Shanbhag said, “Sanitary pads are required for every woman for her hygiene. Hygiene is so important otherwise they will have lot of pelvic infections, urinary infections and all those problems are there.”
As per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2017,”only 58% of women in India aged 15-24 use a hygienic method of menstrual protection, “reported The Hindu.
Another study by WaterAid and UNICEF found that more than a third of girls in South Asia missed school during their periods.
The largest blister pack mosaic was made in the shape of Indian map. They used 23,121 calcium drug strips covering an area of 90 sqm.