Sanitary napkins given to 400 tribals

ST CORRESPONDENT
Friday, 25 January 2019

Under a unique initiative, ‘Women and Hygiene’ (WAH), by a city-based woman centric organisation, eco-friendly sanitary napkins and personal hygiene kits were distributed to 400 girls from tribal areas of Maharashtra.

Pune: Under a unique initiative, ‘Women and Hygiene’ (WAH), by a city-based woman centric organisation, eco-friendly sanitary napkins and personal hygiene kits were distributed to 400 girls from tribal areas of Maharashtra. The idea of the project is to empower women hygienically.

This project was jointly implemented by FICCI FLO, Pune, Rotary Club of Pune Cantonment, and the Tribal Development Department, Maharashtra. The distribution of kits was done recently in a women’s hostel in Bhosari.

Member of Parliament (MP) Vandana Chavan was the chief guest of the programme. These hygiene kits are donated by ‘Days for Girls’, a Canadian organisation.

The speciality of these kits is that it consists of environment friendly reusable sanitary napkins that can be used for three years.

Sangeeta Lalwani, Chairperson, FICCI FLO, Ayush Prasad, Assistant Collector and Project Officer, Integrated Tribal Development Project, Ghodegaon, Pankaj Apte, President of Rotary Club of Pune Cantonment, Usha Poonawala, Project Chairperson, Sameer Rupani, Co-director, Service Projects, Rotary, were present.

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