Ranchi Mayor Asha Lakra will be the Chief Guest for Run4Niine alongwith Pad Man of Jharkhand Mangesh Jha, who has been working relentlessly to help women
procure, produce and distribute sanitary napkins, and female members of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) during the awareness run for menstrual hygiene that will take place at Morhabadi Ground in Ranchi, on March to mark International Women’s Day.
Run4Niine is supported by the Niine Movement, which launched the nationwide 18 to 82 campaign movement to bridge the gap between the 18 per cent of menstruating females in India who use sanitary napkins, and the 82 per cent predominantly engaging in unhygienic and unsafe alternatives such as old cloths, rags, hay and even ash.
JC Deepti Bajaj, of JCI India is running the show in Ranchi the non-profit organisation encouraging young people to be active responsible citizens and to take the ‘Let’s Talk About Periods’ message to the streets of hundreds of cities.
Run4Niine will be supported by the Pad Man of India, Akshay Kumar who will flag off the event in Lucknow.
Run4Niine is powered by JCI India and supported by Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI).
Run4Niine is also supported by UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
Run4Niine Ranchi takes place on 8th March at Morhabadi Ground. Registrations will commence from 6:30am with the flag off at 8:00am.