Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar unveils sanitary vending machine

Mumbai Central-ST bus depot got first-of-its-kind sanitary napkins vending machine

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After garnering success at the box-office and creating awareness regarding menstrual hygiene through PadMan, Bollywood’s Khiladi actor Akshay Kumar installed one of its first-kind of sanitary pad vending machine at Mumbai Central-ST Bus Depot on February 15, 2018, in the presence of Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray.

Though the programme was scheduled to start at 4:30 pm, Akshay Kumar and other dignitaries arrived around 5:45 pm upsetting the fans who were waiting to see the glimpse of their favourite actor.

“One has to deposit four coins of ₹5 or else two coins of ₹10 and then press the red button for the packet of sanitary napkins which will have three napkins in it,” Maharashtra ST Karmachari Congress Shrirang Barge.

Mumbai Central-ST bus depot in total has 12 women employees and this move will help them during emergency situations, expressed Kumar. The machine has been installed by Khushi NGO.


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