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Miss World Manushi Chhillar Promotes AIDS Awareness

Manushi Chhillar

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar feels it is important to create AIDS awareness among people — especially rural women in India. So, with her non-profit organisation, Project Shakti, Manushi is starting AIDS awareness programme among rural women across 20 villages in India.

The initiative rolls out on Sunday with the objective to spread AIDS awareness through community outreach.

Talking about the initiative, Manushi said: “AIDS awareness among women will be one of the key initiatives of Project Shakti because I do feel women of our country are at risk due to lack of awareness programmes.

“We work with hundreds of women across India and we are looking to educate them about AIDS awareness so that they can spread this important message in their respective communities. It is absolutely essential for our country to fight AIDS and I’m looking forward to doing my bit for the cause.”

Founded in 2017, Project Shakti aims at improving the menstrual hygiene of women in India. The organisation provides free sanitary pads among women and has also empowered the women of the community by making them earn a living and become self-reliant. (IANS)

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