Workshop on Dysmenorrhea (painful periods) at Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Mumbai

Dysmenorrhea Symptoms, Causes & Treatment & Causes

Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee’s Guru Nanak Khalsa College of Arts, Science and Commerce is among the earliest institutions of higher learning that emerged on the educational landscape of the erstwhile city of Bombay, now known as Mumbai. As a part of #WhySufferSilently campaign, a workshop on dysmenorrhea was held at the college which was attended to by students from Guru Nanak Institute of Research & Development and from Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies.

The workshop started with a story narration on dysmenorrhea by Youtuber Helly Shah. The story will feature soon on Youtube Channel – Spill Poetry and on Youtube channel of #WhySufferSilently. The story definitely struck a chord with the workshop attendees.

Later, Dr. Ritu Palve, (DNB & DGO Gold medalist | Fellowship in Gynaecological Oncology & Minimal Access Surgery) busted the many myths & misconceptions on period pain that are prevalent in India today. With the help of #WhySufferSilently leaflets, Dr. Ritu also explained the symptoms, causes & treatment of dysmenorrhea.

In the ‘Ask Me Anything’ session, Dr. Ritu Palve answered the many questions which the workshop attendees had. Dysmenorrhea kits were also distributed among the workshop attendees. The workshop attended with the felicitation of Guru Nanak Institute of Research & Development and Guru Nanak Institute of Management for their support. The workshop was very successful and was appreciated by all.

If you a principal or a teacher and wish to conduct a dysmenorrhea workshop at your school or college? Please click here to request a workshop on dysmenorrhea (painful periods).

We bring you some pictures from the Dysmenorrhea Workshop held at Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Mumbai:

Behind the scenes – The team from C Com Digital busy with the setting up the stage for the Lights, Camera, Sound & Action!

Dysmenorrhea Workshop - Behind the Scenes

Students from Guru Nanak Institute of Research & Development and from Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies occupy the seats.

Dysmenorrhea Workshop - Attendees

#WhySufferSilently campaign’s first video – a poem by Helly Shah being played at the workshop

Painful Period Video - Dysmenorrhea Workshop

Helly Shah narrates a story on period pain!

Helly Shah on Painful Periods

Dr. Ritu Palve talking about dysmenorrhea symptoms, dysmenorrhea causes & dysmenorrhea treatment

Dr Ritu, Gynaecologist Educating Dysmenorrhea

Workshop attendees reading the #WhySufferSilently leaflets on period pain

Students Knowing Dysmenorrhea

GNIMS Talks about #WhySufferSilently


The audience listens carefully to Dr. Ritu Palve

Period Pain Workshop Audience

Dr. Gujral, the Coordinator at Guru Nanak Institute of Research & Development speaks to the audience

Dr.Gujral Talks about #WhySufferSilently

Gentlemen join in saying “Periods are normal. Period pain is not.”

Boys Participating the Cause Against Dysmenorrhea

Disclaimer: A dysmenorrhea (painful periods) workshop is held only to spread awareness about dysmenorrhea. The workshop does not constitute to a medical advice or medical counselling.