Two Teen Girls Make Sanitary Pads for the Underprivileged
Inspired by ‘Padman’, two teenagers have started a hygiene campaign called ‘spot free’ for girls living in slums.
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kshay Kumar-starrer Bollywood flick ‘Padman’ played a key role in drawing attention to the issue of women’s health and hygiene. Inspired by the movie, two Chandigarh-based teenagers started a hygiene campaign, 'spot free', for girls living in slums across Chandigarh.
Jaanvi Singh (15) and Laavanya Jain (17), who are spearheading the campaign make and distribute sanitary napkins among underprivileged girls. The duo started the campaign to spread awareness on health issues and the use of sanitary napkins among underprivileged girls.
After watching Padman, we thought we should buy pads and distribute it to women who can’t afford it. But the cost was too much and that’s why we decided to make them ourselves.Janvi Singh To ANI
The duo started the campaign from Dhulandhar in Madhya Pradesh and then gradually made their way to Chandigarh. They plan to reach Dehradun next.
Each pad made by us costs Rs 2. I will try to teach it to students at my boarding school. I study at a boarding school where I teach girls from different states to make pads so that they can in turn teach others.Janvi Singh To ANI
Janvi and Lavanya make packets of 10 sanitary napkins each and pack them in newspaper rolls to avoid using plastic bags. These are then distributed in slums in the city.
(With inputs from ANI)
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