Bollywood movies have
always inspired Indians in someway or the other. Most of the times, these
inspirations are on the negative side. But recently, a really progressive story
was inspired by none other than, Akshay Kumar’s Padman. A Dubai based Indian
Teen Girl, adopted 250 girls from rural Maharashtra, and donated a full year’s
supply of sanitary napkins to them. Her name is Riva Tulpule, and her family
hails from Maharashtra.

She flew down to India
last week and distributed these sanitary pads to girls from schools in Sahapur
taluka on Saturday. Around Diwali time, Riva appealed to people in Dubai to
donate money for the cause and within short span, she managed enough sum to buy
sanitary pads for 250 girls. The napkins were distributed by her in a local
function organised by MLC Niranjan Davkhare’s NGO ‘Samanvay Pratishthan’, which
works for social causes. Tulpule said, “I saw Padman some moths back and came
to know about the problems faced by girls during the days of their periods. I
immediately decided to do something for girls living in villages in India,
especially Maharashtra”.  The class 8
student also said that she discussed these ideas with MLC Niranjan during his
visit in Dubai, and he encouraged her to take it forward.

This is a really inspiring
story, which tells that how a little concern and help can go a long way in
fighting taboos which are hampering the progress of our societies.

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