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Manushi Chillar launches sanitary pad manufacturing unit in Mvezo on Nelson Mandela’s birth anniversary

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar was in Mvezo to launch low-cost sanitary napkin manufacturing machine on Nelson Mandela's birth anniversary. 

Written by: India TV Lifestyle Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: July 20, 2018 6:27 IST ]
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Manushi Chillar launches sanitary pad manufacturing unit in Mvezo on Nelson Mandela’s birth anniversary

Marking the centenary anniversary of former South African President and anti-Apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela, Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar launched a sanitary napkins manufacturing unit in Mvezo, South Africa, which is also the birth place of Mandela. The 21-year-old took to her Instagram to share the pictures from her rendezvous.

Taking to her Instagram, Chiller posted a picture with a caption that said, "It was such an honour to meet his excellency, President @CyrilRamaphosa and inaugurate South Africa's first 100% compostable and low cost sanitary pad manufacturing unit in Mvezo, the birthplace of #NelsonMandela"

A new milestone achieved! Nelson Mandela said that poor Menstrual hygiene was one of the three reasons why girls were facing inequality as compared to boys. It was an honour to inaugurate the first sanitary pad manufacturing unit set up by us in South Africa along with his excellency, President Cyril Ramaphosa. It was a pleasure to escort you to the unit and explain the project and how the unit works. Work has already started and the first batch of 100% compostable, low cost sanitary pads have been produced! Two shifts of six to eight women and one supervisor each have been trained to operate the unit providing employment to the women of Mvezo. Around 2000 pads will be produced everyday and no girl shall feel uncomfortable while attending school. We already have more than 40 of these units running across 12 states of India. We are soon to open a unit in Johannesburg and also move to Kenya and Rwanda. Witnessing my project cross continents in such a short period of time is like a dream come true! Milestones still to be achieved...

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Yesterday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the launch of Nelson Mandela Centenary exhibition, where Prince Harry met Nelson Mandela's widow, Garca Machel. The official Twitter handle of Kensington Palace shared the pictures from their trip on the micro-blogging website.

Meanwhile, Big B, Sachin Tendulkar, Shabana Azmi and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan also posted pictures remembering the legend. Mandela passed away on December 13, 2013 after battling a recurring lung infection. He was 95.  

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