A 19-year-old girl who had questioned Bihar Women Development Corporation’s managing director about sanitary pads on Thursday said that the issue was serious for school students, The Indian Express reported.
“I asked questions on sanitary pads as I and several of my friends never got any money to buy sanitary pads,” Riya Kumari said. “What I wanted to suggest was to put a sanitary pad box at every school so that girls do not have to face embarrassment.”
On Tuesday, Kumari had asked Indian Administrative Service officer Harjot Kaur Bamhrah at a public event about the possibility of the government providing sanitary napkins to girls.
“When the government has been doing so many things for us, including giving us uniforms and scholarships, why can’t it give sanitary pads, which would cost only Rs 20-Rs 30?” she had asked.
क्या सरकार 20-30 रुपए का सैनिटरी पैड नहीं दे सकती?
जवाब- इस माँग का कोई अंत है? कल को जींस पैंट भी दे सकते हैं. परसों सुंदर जूते भी दे सकते हैं. अंत में निरोध भी मुफ़्त में ही देना पड़ेगा. ये बेवकूफी की इंतहा है. पाकिस्तान चली जाओ.
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Bamhrah, however, had responded by saying that there is no end to such demands and that she…