By Neha Sinha, Updated : May 28, 2020 15:40 IST
Menstrual Hygiene Day: Akshay Kumar Back Initiative & Manushi Chhillar joins UNICEF to promote

Menstrual Hygiene Day: Prithviraj actor Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar join hands with UNICEF to promote menstrual hygiene. On World Menstrual Hygiene Day, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar back with Initiative to provide sanitary pads to Daily wages workers. During all the relief work that has been going amid the coronavirus lockdown and daily essentials being provided for menstrual hygiene often tend to get ignored. It is difficult, especially for disadvantaged people, to maintain adequate menstrual hygiene, especially at a time when food and basic needs have been scarce for many people. Akshay Kumar back with  Initiative to provide sanitary pads and Manushi Chhillar join hands with UNICEF to promote menstrual hygiene

National Menstrual Hygiene Day

Akshay Kumar took to his Twitter handle and urged everyone to help them in providing sanitary pads to underprivileged women across Mumbai. 'A great cause needs your support. COVID doesn't stop periods, help provide sanitary pads to underprivileged women across Mumbai. Every donation counts,' he tweeted.

The former Miss World Manushi Chhillar will be promoting the need to educate girls with all information on maintaining hygiene, constructing adequate sanitation facilities, and providing quick access to feminine hygiene products. The UNICEF has cornered Manushi Chhillar to spread this awareness because she runs her menstrual hygiene initiative called the Shakti Project that works tirelessly in several states in India.

Akshay Kumar backs menstrual hygiene campaign 

Manushi Said 'Menstruation is still a taboo and we will have to work hard towards ensuring that every girl, every woman in every corner of our country is safe.' 'Every young girl has the right to accurate information about her body. Without the right information, girls often don’t know how to safely manage their period. There still is silence and misinformation. We have come a long way but a lot still needs to be done. We all need to contribute towards raising awareness of this. I’m proud and honored to be associated with UNICEF for this novel initiative that aims at debunking misinformation, taboos, and also raise awareness on this critical issue.'

Akshay Kumar, who highlighted the lack of access to sanitary pads for disadvantaged women in his movie Padman, has once again come forward to help in this regard. Before Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28), the actor announced his support for a campaign to provide sanitary pads and kits to daily salaried workers. Manushi, who participates in the UNICEF global initiative called Red Dot Challenge, a symbol adopted by the world body to represent the menstrual cycle.

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