- Manushi is praised by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu for her campaign
- Manushi's global tour started on February 1 from Hyderabad
- Global tour will cover 7 Indian cities & several continents of the world
New Delhi: On Monday, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu lauded Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar’s efforts to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene in the country through her campaign Project Shakti and her recent ‘Feminine Hygiene Awareness’ global tour. Praising Manushi’s determination to use Miss World platform for the cause, Vice President Naidu added, “This initiative and the campaign is a combination of strengths of Beauty with Purpose and Freedom from Shame.”
He further said that there are many beautiful individuals and dutiful persons but a blend of “beauty and duty makes one mighty”.
This is what Manushi Chillar exemplifies in lending her support to the cause of women.
20-year-old Manushi Chillar who hails from Haryana started Project Shakti even before she became a beauty queen. Today, as a pilot project of her campaign, she has undertaken a global tour in which she will be covering seven Indian cities and different continents of the world for the purpose of spreading awareness about menstrual hygiene and motivating people to come forward and provide a sustainable model for good menstrual management.
As a part of her global tour, recently Manushi was seen training people on how to make low cost bio-degradable sanitary pads from jute in Kolkata.
Appreciating the way she is promoting women’s hygiene through the use of bio-degradable sanitary napkins, Vice President Naidu added,
It answers a big felt need of girls and women in India and elsewhere in the world. The eco-friendly and affordable high-quality sanitary pads highlight frugal innovation and the much-desired holistic approach to development.
Through the global tour and her campaign project Shakti, Manushi is aiming to, not just educate women but even men about menstrual hygiene and why it is important for women to have access to sanitary napkins.
Apart from spreading awareness, Manushi distributes low-cost sanitary napkins to the villagers and creates employment opportunities by encouraging them to join the sanitary pads manufacturing unit in their area. Manushi’s ultimate dream is to make an India, where every woman has easy access to sanitary napkins.