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Keeping in view personal hygiene of underprivileged women, a Bhopal based NGO has distributed sanitary napkins in Bhopal on Friday. NGO, Manasa has distributed at least 3,000 sanitary napkins to women in slum colonies across the state capital as these women were unable to buy monthly hygiene products due to lockdown. Run by college students, the NGO, Manasa reportedly raised money for poor women so that they could distribute sanitary napkins to underprivileged women for whom personal hygiene matters the least. Manasa founder Janvi Tiwari reported stated that her organisation raised money for poor women. They pooled in Rs 16,000 to buy sanitary napkins.After distributing sanitary napkins, Janvi thanked team of Parinde Bhopal, Feeding Bhopal and Bhopal Youth Brigade for helping her organisation with the distribution of sanitary pads across the city. On her facebook wall, the 21 year old activist made a candid submission and wrote," None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful".
Janvi got in touch with different agencies and NGOs that were involved in distributing essentials in ghettoes and got them to give away sanitary pads as well. She reportedly said, "I realised that women living in slums would find it difficult to purchase sanitary products during the lockdown. I didn't want them to use unhygienic cloth strips that can cause infections" said Tiwari. Tiwari who has been pursuing a degree in psychology, has been on the issue of menstrual health for the last two years.