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What is the relevance of beauty pageants in today’s times? The beauty queens are often reprimanded for their career choices by this question. Many of them say how pageants change lives of girls by opening career options and also the pageants are involved in good social work. However, the most convincing answer ever to this question has been delivered. They say, action speaks louder than words. Recently crowned Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar has brought about a major change within a month of winning the coveted title. Her Beauty With Purpose project ‘Project Shakti’ is spreading wings!
As part of Miss World competition, Manushi propagated menstrual hygiene. She was one of the winners of ‘Beauty with purpose’ title for the project. In fact she is the only ‘Beauty With Purpose’ winner to win Miss World title. Since she returned to India, her project is gaining more popularity. Impressed by her project, Haryana government has decided to support her cause in a way it has never been done. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in event, that saw the presence of Manushi, her family and Miss World CEO Julia Morley, has announced that government will provide sanitary napkins for free to girls in government school of the state. This initiative will be on budget of around 18 crores INR. The CM announced that Manushi Chhillar will be the brand ambassador of fight against anaemia. Around 60 % girls in the country suffer from it due to iron deficiency.
It is amazing to see how Miss World is bringing genuine change and progress in the world. Kudos!