Punjab: Inspired by Akshay Kumar's movie 'Padman' women duo make, distribute sanitary pads in slums

The duo started the campaign to spread awareness among underprivileged girls of health issues and the use of sanitary napkins during menstruation.

Published: 12th July 2018 08:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2018 08:28 AM   |  A+A-

Realeased in February this year, Akshay Kumar's Padman focused on the use of sanitary napkins by women instead of unhygenic cloth during periods. ()

By ANI

CHANDIGARH: Inspired by Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar's movie 'Padman', two Chandigarh based teenagers have started a hygiene campaign, 'spot free', for girls living in slum areas of the city.

Jaanvi Singh (15) and Laavanya Jain (17), who are spearheading the campaign make and distribute hygienic sanitary pads among the underprivileged girls.

The duo started the campaign to spread awareness among underprivileged girls of health issues and the use of sanitary napkins during menstruation.

"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," Jaanvi Singh told ANI.

"Each pad made by us costs Rs. 2. I will try to teach it to students at my board school," Jaanvi added.

They make packets of 10 sanitary napkins each and packed them in newspaper rolls to avoid using plastic bags.

Afterwards, these are distributed among the underprivileged girls and women in slum areas. 

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