#periodपाठ: Installation Of Sanitary Pad Vending Machines In Every Public Toilet

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The Mayor Nagar Nigam Prayagraj
Abhilasha Gupta Nandi

Respected ma’am,

Being a sincere citizen of this country, I would like to bring this to your notice that mensuration cycles are a very important part of every women’s life and for this I strongly feel we should be provided with every possible essential facilities. A very chronic disadvantage is the unavailability of sanitary napkins in public places and public toilets. It was becoming a cause of severe inconvenience to all the women out there.

For this I would like to request you to install sanitary vending machine in every public toilets. This will be a great source of help to all of us finding it a problem. It would provide sanitary napkins to every woman travelling or having a sudden issue of getting down.

This is my sincere request to you ma’am. Please help us give ourselves a reason not to finds these blessed days traumatic. The installation of sanitary vending machine is the solution to many unsaid issues.

Your’s sincerely,
Sumaiya siddiqui

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