In Gaumul Rural Municipality-4, Manakot, 50 girls student out of 250 students studying at Kirtichur Secondary School are deprived of going to the school during their menstrual period.
Girls students are deprived of going to school for at least 60 day in a year due to the superstition that they must not go to the school during their periods.
Local student Nanda Kumari Joshi of Kirtichaur Secondary School said that she is deprived of going to school due to the prevailing superstition and lack of education. There is a temple near the school and there is a saying that girl student during their period cannot pass through the temple.
The principal of the school said that girl student do not come to the school during their period however the school is not obstructing them on coming.