Time to laud the efforts of another real life hero Mr. Arunachalam Muruganantham and the reel & real life couple Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna.
Mr. Arunachalam has revolutionized the lives of countless woman who were not able to afford sanitary pads and thereby had to compromise on hygiene. This work by Mr. Arunachalam was further glorified by Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar through the famous Bollywood movie “Padman”.
Akshay Kumar has not stopped with the movie but has partnered with the “Niine Movement” to encourage an open and unashamed discussion on menstruation with fellow citizens, change makers and path breakers. “I am proud to see how Menstrual Hygiene has evolved into a phenomenal grassroot-level movement,” says Akshay Kumar.
Have the efforts taken by these elite people sufficed or is there more to be done? How is the scenario in rural areas? I will try to seek answers to some of these questions as part of the week’s topic on menstruation, menstrual taboos and social rigidity.
Hope to share some good insights on this.