New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) In a bid to make women more aware about hygiene, the Delhi BJP on Monday launched 'Mission Anivarya' and distributed sanitary pads to women residing in the city's slums.
The party plans to distribute six lakh sanitary pads among the women in the city's slums. The 'Mission Anivarya' was launched by Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari along with Delhi Police officials at his residence here. Launching the Mission Anivraya, Tiwari, who is also the BJP MP from northeast Delhi said, "During the lockdown period every person is struggling for the things of need at their level."
He said, in the time of crisis of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, it is also a challenge for the teenaged girls and women in slums to keep themselves healthy. "Hence six lakh sanitary napkins will be distributed among them under Mission Anivarya in collaboration with Delhi Police," he said.
The BJP leader said that 'Mission Anivraya' campaign will continue even after lockdown. Stressing on the health of the women members of the family for a healthy family, Tiwari also thanked the Delhi Police for joining this campaign and said that due to direct contact with the women police during the distribution of sanitary napkins, the confidence of the women living in the slums would also be strengthened and if needed, they will be able to share problems in front of them.
Besides Tiwari, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) of New Delhi Ajay Tomar said that in time of crisis we have to meet and help each other with restraint. "It is equally important to follow the rules of social distancing and lockdown to defeat the Covid-19 virus. Tiwari has done very good work by starting this campaign," Tomar said.
He said the Delhi Police will ensure that sanitary pads reach the slums for the health and hygiene of the women and adolescent girls living in the slums. Talking about the Mission Anivarya, Delhi BJP Media Co-incharge Neelkant Bakshi said that it is not easy for women and girls living in slums and settlements to buy sanitary pads due to their financial condition.
"And in time of this crisis, to relieve them from buying sanitary napkins and for their hygiene and better health, we are starting to distribute sanitary pads under this mission," Bakshi added.