Lokmat and Mr. Vinay Aranha of Rosary School with Akshay Kumar

Rosary School
Mr. Vinay Aranha in conversation with Akshay Kumar [Photo by Jignesh Mistry]

Mr. Vinay Aranha along with Akshay Kumar make it their mission to educate the school children on the menstrual cycle.

Vinay Aranha with Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar and Vinay Aranha

The event organized by Lokmat and Mr. Vinay Aranha of Rosary School on the grounds of Genba Sopanrao Moze Vidyalaya drew in the crowd in large numbers.The sweltering heat made no difference to the crowd as they waited anxiously for the Pad Man. This surely has now become his nickname. The Khiladi has now carved a niche in the hearts and souls of people by making films that speak of social issues that we as the people of India have been unable to pluck up the courage to do so.  Or is it the lack of awareness, or the lack of desire to want to forge ahead and do something for the betterment of the people of the nation?

Toilet Ek Prem Katha and now Pad Man…two areas where the people of India need to understand the importance of HYGIENE!

Akshay Kumar with Students from Rosary School [Photo by Jignesh Mistry]
Lokmat and Mr. Vinay Aranha of ROSARY SCHOOL wasted no time in calling Akshay to speak to the young ones, on the 15th, at the Genba Sopanrao Moze Vidyalaya Ground, Shastri Nagar, Yerawada. Mr. Vijay Baviskar, the editor of Lok Mat and Ms. Usha Kakade were also a part of this very noble event.

Mr. Vinay Aranha and Mr. Vijay Baviskar felt the need of the hour…All young and old had to understand the terrible repercussions of using the undesirable material to soak in the flow of blood during one’s menstrual cycle.

[L-R] Vijay Baviskar, Usha Kakade, Akshay Kumar, Vinay Aranha and Deepti Arahna [Photo by Jignesh Mistry]
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The benevolent Mr. Vinay Aranha of ROSARY SCHOOL is keeping a sanitary dispenser at the school for free sanitary pads.

Material such as rabbit fur, grass, sand, sawdust etc. was used in the old days creating a lot of diseases for the women. Cervical cancer was one of them. Not being able to produce children another. How ironical! The menstrual cycle is responsible for the birth of a child. And here we are with our unhygienic ways tampering with nature.

The children of ROSARY SCHOOL stole my heart that afternoon.

Dressed in their finery…and oh looking so divine were the students from Rosary doing the Gondhal. Gondhal is a traditional form of dance in Maharashtra, danced in large groups.

The children from class 3 danced to another traditional folklore. This was definitely a large group of 20 odd students. The teachers of Rosary School had trained them well.  One could not pick a flaw in the choreography. And were they well synchronized! Commendable!

They exhibited the grace and confidence of that of professionals. I was awestruck!

Class 3 students dance gracefully to the song “Navrai Majhi Laadachi” [Photo by Jignesh Mistry]
There were 3 dance sequences performed by the students of Rosary School. Each performance exhibited poise, grace, and class.

Rosary school students perform on the song ” Nagada sang Dhol baje” [Photo by Jignesh Mistry]
The scorching heat, the wait for Pad Man, certainly did not deter the children from ROSARY SCHOOL from giving of their best. They were just happy dancing and they transferred this joy to the audience, who whilst watching them did not feel the heat of the moment.

Akshay Kumar implores…Vinay Aranha makes a promise




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