Raveen Thukral, the Punjab Chief Minister's media advisor, went on Twitter to share the news. "He writes, "During the launch of a slew of welfare initiatives, including the January month commitment to girls through 'Dheeiyan Di Lohri' scheme, Punjab CM @capt amarinder announces free sanitary pads for girl students of high schools and colleges.
CM of Punjab Raveen Thukral
Having free sanitary pads accessible in colleges and schools could theoretically increase the enrollment and attendance of girls who frequently skip schooling due to the lack of sanitary products. Instead of fabric, the use of sanitary pads will also ensure proper hygiene in intimate areas, preventing many girls from catching unwanted diseases.