- Manushi launched ‘Feminine Hygiene Awareness’ global tour on February 1
- Through her tour she aims to educate people about menstrual hygiene
- Manushi will be covering seven Indian cities in this tour
New Delhi: Living by her mantra, ‘Beauty with a purpose’, the newly crowned Miss World, Manushi Chillar was seen training people on how to make low cost bio-degradable sanitary pads from jute in Kolkata. The ‘City of Joy’ is part of her initiative ‘Feminine Hygiene Awareness’ global tour, where Manushi will be going to different Indian cities to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene. The initiative is part of Project Shakti that Manushi has been pursuing even before she became a beauty queen.
Sharing the glimpses from the Kolkata workshop on her social media, Manushi added,
At the Indian Jute Industries Research Association in Kolkata where they are making biodegradable and low cost sanitary pads from jute which is easily available in the area. The women of the community have been trained to make these pads. I also tried my hand at making one! #beautywithapurpose
Manushi also attended a special “adda” session in the city organised by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry on feminine hygiene. At the event she talked at length about her pet project and why there is a need to start a sanitary revolution in India.
From conferences and workshops to on ground sessions, Manushi did it all. She also met the children living in the slums of Kolkata, to educate about menstruation and menstrual hygiene.
Was greeted by such enthusiasm! It was so exciting to speak to them about school, science and many of them want to be doctors. Their curiosity was never ending and I had to face an army of questions which I enjoyed answering!
Project Shakti has already covered more than 20 villages in India before starting ‘Feminine Hygiene Awareness’ global tour. In the global tour, Manushi will be covering 7 Indian cities.
Manushi’s ultimate aim is to reach each and every corner of India and use the Miss World platform to scale up her menstrual hygiene campaign.