Akshay Kumar turns actual life PadMan& |  Photo Credit: Instagram
Akshay Kumar’s movie, PadMan revolved across the significance of menstrual hygiene. It tackled the ‘disgrace’ that our society insists on imposing on intervals. From girls being ostracised throughout ‘that point of the month’ to younger ladies shying away from college to keep away from any ’embarrassment’, the movie traced Akshay aka Lakshmi’s combat with the society, his household and even his spouse, with a view to guarantee girls begin utilizing hygienic options when they’re menstruating. Definitely a film that aimed toward bringing a change within the mindset.
While menstrual hygeine is necessary on day-to-day foundation, you may solely think about how troublesome it should be for underpriveleged girls, younger ladies, feminine every day wagers, migrants on this time of lockdown. Speaking of which, Akshay, in affiliation with an NGO referred to as Samarpan, is offering sanitary pads and kits to the needy affected by the continued lockdown. The initiative is led by a bunch of docs and civil servants working to serve migrant staff and daily-wage earners. Actors Varun Sheth and Kunal Kapoor too are part of this initiative together with Akshay Kumar.
Taking to Twitter, Akshay had not too long ago even tweeted about this marketing campaign urging folks to donate and assist the needy. “A great cause needs your support. Covid doesn’t stop periods, help provide sanitary pads to underprivileged women across Mumbai. Every donation counts”, tweeted Akshay.
Today occurs to be the Menstrual Hygiene day. In interplay with Pinkvilla, Dr. Ruma Bhargava, Founder of Samarpan, mentioned, “Menstrual Hygiene is not a privilege, it’s a basic human right. Only 42% of women in India use sanitary pads, the reasons may be many from an inability to afford, lack of availability, lack of awareness of menstrual hygiene”. Suresh Kataria, co-founder of the NGO mentioned, “In absence of access to sanitary pads, women use old clothes and rugs which leads to increased chances of infection.”