*Representational Picture Courtesy- dasra.org
Tribal girls, who are out of sanitary pads users system, have to be made aware of its benefits.Many of them fail to use it due to its cost,reveals a study.
Dwarka Kumar,a school teacher,who conducted a random survey among 298 tribal girls in rural areas of Simdega,Khunti and Lohardaga on November 14,2017 concluded that 85 percent of them used waste paper and used cotton garments as sanitary pads.Reason?
"They belonged to poor families who can not afford to buy sanitary pads.As a result,they suffer from untold miseries",said the survey report.
Against this backdrop,Miss World-2017, Manushi Chhillar,who has joined hands with a manufacturer of affordable and high-quality natural fibre sanitary pads to create awareness among young girls and to dispel the myths, taboos that surround feminine hygiene,deserves popular attention.
In fact,'Aakar Innovations' is the Asian manufacturer of affordable and high-quality sanitary pads from natural fibre that are totally biodegradable and 100 per cent compostable.
Report said,Miss World CEO and founder of 'Beauty With A Purpose', Julia Morley, will join new Miss World 2017, Manushi Chhillar, Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle and the six Miss World 2017 Continental winners for 'Humanitarian World Tour'.
This move was welcomed by a group of tribal women in Ranchi."We are trying to spread their programme",said Birlu Minz,secretary of Adivasi Mahila Samaj.