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Delhi's Own Pad Man Wants To Make Sanitary Napkins Accessible To Women At Re 1 Only

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Delhi Insider 24 July 2018

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Hey fellow Delhizens, did you know that there is a fellow in our city, who’s hell bent on improving menstrual health and making pads available at the lowest possible rates to all women across India? Yep, he is our personal Pad Man! Come, read on as we tell you the story of this hero. 

And Pad Man Saves The Day | There are three principal things that led Delhi-based former brand consultant, Anish Sharma, to chuck everything and focus on improving the nation’s menstrual health and hygiene - first - the really inspiring movie, Padman, second - endless discussions with a friend and third - the debate on GST on sanitary pads. 

He gave up his career and embarked on this journey to materialise his initiative - Mission Shakti. His aim was to make sanitary napkins accessible to all the 25 crore women in India, who have never used it till date (yep, that’s a fact!). So, he set out to make sanitary pads using recycled cigarette butts, but worrying about the hygiene issues that it might create, he moved on to Ayurveda and finally Multani Mitti. 

His dream is to be able to make the world’s cheapest sanitary napkin, priced at Re.1 and in the process, offer employment to people who are desperately in need of it. He plans to give the pads to the government at Rs 6 for a pack of 5. 

Well, his story is definitely very inspiring and we hope that he’ll be able to achieve his aim of making India the first country ever to have 100% menstrual health and hygiene. Here’s hoping for the best!

Sourced Via Hindustan Times

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