In the 21st century where people have gradually started talking about periods and taking initiatives for women’s menstrual health. Considering this thought, a pizza restaurant called La Pino’z at Pal – Adajan in Surat has installed a Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine.
Initially, when the machine was installed in the restaurant’s washroom, they used to take minimal charge of 5 Rs. Now the restaurant has decided to provide sanitary napkins for free. According to the restaurant owner Divyesh Kania, “We are the first restaurant in Gujarat to have a Sanitary Pad Vending Machine. Initially, we used to take a minimal charge per napkin but now we are not charging anything. Any female can use the vending machine and take the out the sanitary pad for free.”
Kania said, “This initiative was taken to support women’s health & hygiene and spread awareness about the same among others. Females, when going out to restaurants with friends and families may suddenly need a sanitary pad. This can become a very awkward situation for her if no medical store is around. We took this initiative last year to promote sanitary napkin vending machines at every restaurant and public places. We hope more food joints and public places will come forward and install the vending machines.”
We all need to come together to break this taboo that society has made. Every individual’s support in this movement can bring change. It’s great to see every size firm are coming forward to support this movement.
The restaurant operators Mrs. Hemali Kania & Mrs. Bhavini Tamukawala said, “Many females come at the end of the day when we are about to close our restaurant. They don’t come to order pizza, but they request us to use the sanitary napkin vending machine. They feel blessed to find such machine nearby when not able to find a medical store. This gives us a great sense of satisfaction.”
recently, a Surat based digital marketing agency – iVIPANAN – declared 12 days paid period leave to the female staff members. We hope more such organizations will come forward with such policy to the workplace.
It is also notable that on this Independence Day, our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi also mentioned the importance of sanitary napkins in his speech. The progress of the nation is only possible if society adopts the change.
भारत में महिला शक्ति को जब-जब भी अवसर मिले, उन्होंने देश का नाम रोशन किया।
भारत में महिलाएं अंडरग्राउंड कोयले की खदान में काम कर रही हैं, तो फाइटर प्लेन भी उड़ाकर आसमान की बुलंदियों को चूम रही हैं।
महिलाओं को स्वरोजगार और रोजगार के समान अवसर देने के लिए आज देश प्रतिबद्ध है। pic.twitter.com/Hd8wmuiJqT
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 15, 2020
It’s high time to break this stigma and contribute to the country’s progressive development. Let’s not just make females feel special on women’s day but do something that actually helps her to grow.
When women of this country will work in comfort, the nation will succeed automatically. By doing this, we are being fair to equality.
Meanwhile, if you are craving for lip smacking pizza you can visit La Pino’z Pizza, Pal – Adajan.