Taking Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar’s Mission Forward, Haryana Government To Distribute Free Sanitary Napkins In Schools

New Delhi: ‘From today, we will provide free sanitary napkins to all schools in the state. We have allotted Rs 18 crore for this project,’ says Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar during the International Gita Mahotsav Programme on Thursday. Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar who hails from Haryana and is spreading awareness about menstrual hygiene through her project ‘Shakti’ was also present at the event, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar added, “With this initiative we aim to support the pet project of Miss World Manushi Chhillar.”

He further said, the state government will also launch a programme to prevent anaemia among children in the state and Ms Chhillar will be the brand ambassador for the programme.

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Newly-crowned Miss World Manushi Chhillar won the coveted ‘Miss World 2017’ crown in November, thanking Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, she added,

Thank you, sir, for giving me the opportunity to work for my state & eventually work towards the betterment of our nation! I am extremely thrilled to be the brand ambassador “Anemia free Haryana” campaign.

On the government’s decision to provide free sanitary napkins in the school, she said,

That is a great initiative! This will definitely spread awareness about menstrual hygiene!.

The 20-year-old, Manushi Chhillar through her initiative Project Shakti is educating the women and men in rural areas of the country about menstrual hygiene and why it is important for a woman to use a sanitary napkin. Apart from spreading awareness, she is also providing low-cost sanitary napkins to them.

Manushi has already covered more than 20 villages in India and her aim is to scale up Project Shakti, especially now that she has the Miss World platform.

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  1. So happy!!!!. Great job Way to go sir!! always a good start all other states should start it. psst psst else we wont be here

    Sad part is that it took a Miss world to make that happen…. We have so many smart super women in India that should have been enough too start this
    We have smart men who started making indigenous napkins – in TN
    Jai Hind

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