NGO manufactures, supplies free sanitary pads for rural India
‘Jagrut’, an NGO run by Narendra Hirani, very known social activists in the western part of Mumbai has currently taken up a major issue to provide free sanitary pads to females in villages.
'Jagrut', an NGO run by Narendra Hirani, very known social activists in the western part of Mumbai has currently taken up a major issue to provide free sanitary pads to females in villages.
Hirani started Jagrut in 2009 along with Priya Dutt. Dutt and her family have been running the Nargis Dutt Foundation for cancer patients for years. Hirani along with Dutt started the process of making sanitary pads at a cheap rate and has already donated over 2 lakhs pads to women in rural areas.
Not only this, he had even donated 1 lakh pads to flood-hit Kerala along with a lot of stuff through Jagrut. Jagrut has pledged to take up sanitation, hygiene and education for women as a priority and need for the hour. It has made women self-employment groups engage the maximum number of women and empower them.
Hirani who runs the NGO from Ville Parle East had even stood for the councillor elections. He has been very well supported by the locals of Parle and is a crowd favourite.
"We started Jagrut in 2009 with a dream to make the world a better place. Every time we take a small step towards a brighter future, we know it is going to make a big impact on someone's life. We are currently working on a lot for women empowerment programmes that include providing them with basic requirements from sanitary pads to education," said Narendra Hirani.
"We also carry a number of health camps, cancer awareness camps etc. We also have been providing free ambulance service to the needy. We have been greatly supported by Priya Dutt and have done a lot of social work along with her Nargis Dutt Foundation", he added.
Jagrut under Hirani has been organising various social activities. They organised and conducted a free computer basics workshop with Nargis Dutt Foundation. They organised Free Cancer Detection Camp & Medical Camp, blood donation camps etc. Jagrut intends to bring smiles on the face of citizens with the best of their social efforts.