Special screening of ‘Padman’ for govt workers in Udaipur

Screening was organised for anganwari workers.

jaipur Updated: Feb 17, 2018 20:45 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jaipur
Akshay Kumar,Soonam Kapoor,Padman
Akshay Kumar plays the titular role in R Balki’s Padman.(HT Photo)

A special screening of Akshay Kumar and Soonam Kapoor starrer ‘Padman’ was organised for Anganwari workers, Asha Sahyoginis, female ward sarpanchs and panchs of Gogunda sub-division under the Swachch Bharat Mission in Udaipur on Saturday.

“The aim through the screening of the film was to create awareness and eradicate the superstitions prevailing in India in connection with the use of sanitary napkins. It also aimed to educate the tribal women about menstrual hygiene and stop them from following unhygienic practices,” Anjali Rajoria, the sub-divisional officer of Gogunda, told HT. Special arrangement was made for the film screening for more than 300 women, she said.

Manju Devi, one of the Anganwari workers, told HT, “We found the film really inspirational. I will teach the girls coming to our Anganwari Kendra (centre) about using sanitary pads.”

Another Anganwari worker, Meta Gameti, said, “It was exciting seeing the big screen. The film is good. We have vowed not to use unhygienic practices during the menstrual period. We will inspire other women too about the importance of sanitary pads.”

Udaipur district collector Bishnu Charan Mallick said, “Keeping in view that equity and inclusion are important issues in sanitation and hygiene sectors and promotion of menstrual hygiene is also one of the important objectives of SBM (G) we decided to have a friendly interaction with school girls.”

“The idea was not just to promote clean hygienic practices, but also to ensure that the confidence of teenage girls is boosted and they do not feel limited or restricted because of a normal biological process. We shall continue holding lectures of similar kind among teenage girls,” Mallick added.

First Published: Feb 17, 2018 20:45 IST