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Manushi’s take on World AIDS Day

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Published : Dec 1, 2019, 1:18 am IST
Updated : Dec 1, 2019, 1:18 am IST

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

Manushi Chhillar
 Manushi Chhillar

Manushi Chhillar has a strong voice and she takes stand on societal issues: Immediately after winning Miss World in 2017, she conceived and founded a non-profit organization, Project Shakti, aimed at improving the menstrual hygiene of women in India.  

On World AIDS Day today, Manushi is expanding Project Shakti’s scope by starting an AIDS awareness programme among rural women across 20 villages in India. The initiative rolls out today with the objective to spread AIDS awareness through community outreach.

 

She says, “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 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.”

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