Miss World Manushi Chhillar is back with her ‘Beauty With A Purpose Project’, a project very close to her heart. She began work on this project when she was 18-years-old, way before she was crowned. At a press conference on Wednesday, Chhillar spoke about promoting and spreading awareness on menstrual hygiene among Indian women.
On being asked about her first period she said ‘’I think any girl would remember her first period, for me it was just any other day because I was aware of it. My parents had already spoken to me about periods and hence I was prepared.”
She also denied the requirement of a compensatory leave for working woman on the first day of their menstrual cycle and justified her point by saying, it should be treated like any other day as it's a natural phenomenon and an off shouldn't be made compulsory.
Manushi was also outspoken about the patriarchal society, when asked about the block in people's mind when it comes menstrual hygiene.
Miss World was quick to reply "Lack of communication, people didn't know why it happens and people connect it with impurity, this process can be changed through communication".