While the coronavirus pandemic has forced the country into lockdown there are some people distributing necessary food items to the needy amid the lockdown, and then there is Irfana Zargar who is busy distributing free sanitary kits to women and young girls in Srinagar and nearby villages in Kashmir valley.
Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, the curb in free movement and closure of markets has resulted women in Kashmir facing problems in getting their hands-on sanitary napkins.
Irfana Zargar, under an initiative called ”Eva Safety Kit”, which she has dedicated to her late father, Ghulam Hassan Zargar, decided to do something for women in need.
She has been distributing menstrual kits in around 15 washrooms around Srinagar free of cost.
“I started this concept in the washrooms first, when it came to my mind, I wanted to cover 15 washrooms in Srinagar city and later go to villages” said Irfana.
“If my sisters and brothers are with me then by the grace of God, I will take this initiative forward and I want to take this mission to villages after the lockdown gets lifted, I will start this initiative again in the washrooms” she added.
Irfana has invested half her salary for this initiative and has distributed it to all unprivileged girls.
The kit contains all the essentials required for maintaining healthy menstrual practices which includes sanitary napkins, antispasmodics and hand wash.
According to Irfana, women are the building blocks of the society and it’s very important to take care of their health if we want our society to progress.
Maryam Jain, a resident of Srinagar said, “She is doing a good job because during the lockdown we could not go outside, so we use to contact here and she helped us. It is a good deed”.