Akshay Kumar’s Pad Man, which was based on the menstrual hygiene, has inspired a Dubai based 13 year old girl to donate sanitary napkins to 250 underprivileged girls in a rural area in Maharashtra.
Riva Tulpule, whose family hails from Maharashtra, managed to collect funds for the cause in Dubai in the last couple of months. She flew down to India last week and distributed about one-year stock of sanitary pads to girls from schools in Sahapur taluka on Saturday. The Class 8 student said she also discussed her idea with Konkan Graduate’s constituency MLC Niranjan Davkhare during his visit to Dubai, and he encouraged her to take it forward.
The teenager was quoted saying, “I saw ‘Padman’ a few months back and came to know about problems faced by girls during the days of their periods. I immediately decided to do something for girls living in villages in India, especially Maharashtra.”
The napkins were distributed by the teenager at a function organized by Davkhare’s NGO ‘Samanvay Pratishthan’, which works for social causes.
Appreciating the girl’s effort, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Davkhare said in a tweet, “Riva Tulpule a 8th Standard student from Dubai, this Diwali decided to do something special & took up an initiative to adopt 250 girls from rural Maharashtra and support them with full year of Sanitary Pads.”
Stick to this space for the latest in Bollywood!