Padman movie cast & crew Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, and R. Balki joined hands with Yuva Unstoppable . One, for ‘Yuva Unstoppable Awards’ held at Shantaram Kurshnaji Madhyamik Vidyalaya and two, for promoting the cause of menstrual hygiene. Along with other celebrities they interacted with students of govt. school transformed by us. And made them aware about the importance of sanitation and menstrual hygiene. “Amitabh Shah & Yuva Unstoppable are doing some wonderful work”, shared the legendary actors at the event. Yuva Unstoppable also hosted a screening of Pad Man for 200 municipal school children. They had a great time interacting with Akshay Kumar and R. Balki, and also loved the message about sanitation and menstrual hygiene. “Thanks to Amitabh Shah, we would now be able to take our message to many more young students like these across India”, added R.Balki.
Stigma around menstrual hygiene
The stigma surrounding feminine hygiene has existed in our society for hundreds of years. As we take active steps to shatter the myths around it, a lot remains to be done. We must address major behavioral change issues. A simple change in one’s behavior can have a major impact. We can make such efforts at an individual, household, community or a mass level using variety of means and techniques. The recent Bollywood feature film – PAD MAN has done wonders on these terms. It urges us to talk about the problem openly and embrace the solutions without any hesitation.
Yuva’s initiatives for menstrual hygiene
At Yuva Unstoppable, we have been doing our bit to address the problem and build awareness about the subject. It has born great implications in terms of improving health and hygiene among the students. Through experience, we know the best way to do this is by interacting with them. The more we talk and teach, the more they will learn and understand.