India to celebrate Menstruation festival ‘Maasika Mahotsav’ on May 21 – Lifestyle News

Eleven countries will observe Maasika Mahotsav, a week-long event that strives to destigmatise periods through sports, arts, and cultural programmes, starting on May 21.

Up to 33 organisations will participate in events taking place across 15 states in the nation to commemorate the festival’s eighth anniversary.

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Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Puducherry, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, West Bengal, Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu are among the Indian states where the festivity celebrations will be observed.

Why to celebrate Maasika Mahotsav?

According to a statement from Thane-based NGO Muse Foundation, the festival intends to dispel period poverty, question menstruation taboos, and start important global dialogues regarding periods.

Nishant Bangera, the founder of Muse Foundation, listed the festival’s highlights for this year, stating that it will be observed for the second time in Pakistan and that it will be held for the first time in Puducherry, Himachal Pradesh, and Punjab.

(with inputs from PTI)

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