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THIS photograph is the real impact of #PadManChallenge!

By Rediff Get Ahead Bureau
Last updated on: February 10, 2018 11:00 IST
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Rediff readers post selfies with sanitary napkins to raise menstrual hygiene awareness.

We'd asked you, dear readers to take the #PadMan challenge.

Here are some of the responses we received from you.


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Nikhat Ehsan, 35, said, "I am a mother of a girl child from Bihar. Trust me, I'm feeling so empowered after watching the promos, songs of Pad Man. It's quite moving. See the effect: a lady from a backward community is not hesitant to share this pic."


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That's 17-year-old Riya Nahar. 


Padman challenge

Pallavi Lunawat, an Architect, and Rohan Lunawat, CEO at the software solutions company Script Lanes -- both 32 -- said, "There is a pad in our hands and there is nothing to be ashamed about! It's natural! Period."


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Jessy Suresh, 38, from Kerala shared her #PadManChallenge photograph, "in support of all women across the world who are unable to afford sanitary pads for a healthy living. This is also acknowledging the brilliant invention of Arunachalam Muruganantham for making affordable sanitary napkins."


Vivek and Hanny Mardia

Hanny, 33 and Vivek Mardia, 35 from Chennai shared this photograph posing with a sanitary napkin.


Vivek and Hanny Mardia

Jaya Pandey, 19, from Mumbai also shared a selfie with a napkin.

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You can join the #PadMan revolution too.

All you have to do is send us a photograph of you posing with a sanitary napkin with a message.

Send us the photograph along with your NAME, AGE and LOCATION on (subject line: #PadMan Challenge). We'll carry the best responses right here on

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the latest entries.

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