After the stars of the tinsel town like Aamir Khan, Twinkle Khanna
, Alia Bhatt
, etc posed with a sanitary napkin and accepted the #PadmanChallenge
many youngsters of Bhopal
and Indore also followed their footsteps.The challenge was initially started by Arunachalam Muruganantham
who makes low- cost sanitary napkin. He tagged Akshay Kumar
in this and this is how This challenge has spread like wildfire on the social media and many people are joining this campaign with the passing of each day. "Yes, that's a pad in my hand & there's nothing to be ashamed about. It's natural! Period. #PadManChallenge- wrote Twinkle Khanna. This activity's main motive is to open channels of communication on the women's health issues.
Bhopal's Rishabh Barmaiya said that why this natural process has been so hyped? No one should not be ashamed of it or should talk about it in hushed tones. Many-a-times I have bought sanitary napkins for my female friends and I never felt awkward." Megha Gajbhiye also took to social media to make her opinions known about sanitary napkins. "Menstruation is much more than a taboo here, it is just one more way of perpetuating gender discrimination. I am happy that film industry is now making such films which will surely change the mindset of people".
Ankit Raj Bachchan from said "It's sad to realise that menstruation is a topic that people avoid taking about, making it a taboo. It is, in fact, a process that ensures a woman is healthy and can become a mother. Be proud of it!" Bhopal based bow tie designer Mayur Rajput celebrated womanhood in his style. He accepted the #PadmanChallenge and designed a bow tie using a sanitary napkin. With such activism in place, we are probably headed on the path of progress.
- Farzana Patowari