Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who has been involved in bringing discussions on menstrual hygiene toward the bow of a vessel with his film ‘PadMan’ has now joined hands with Run4Niine for a nationwide running event for menstrual hygiene awareness.
Akshay Kumar who started the open conversation on menstrual sanitation with the release of his film last year said, “It’s already been more than a year since the release of ‘PadMan,’ and I am proud to see how it has evolved into a phenomenal grassroots level movement.”
The actor added that he is delighted to be partnering with the Niine Movement to encourage an open and unashamed discussion on menstruation with his “fellow citizens, pad heroes, change makers and pathbreakers”.
The function will take place in different cities across 20+ states in India on March 8 to celebrate International Women’s Day with Akshay Kumar flagging it off in Lucknow. The campaign focus to bridge the gap between sanitary napkin users from 18% to 82% bringing together both genders, across all ages, backgrounds and of all skills and abilities.
The event oragnizers wish of setting the Guinness World Record for constructing the ‘Largest Number of Runs in a Single Day for Menstrual Hygiene Awareness’ with the event.