The PAD MAN movie by Akshay Kumar has been box office hit in all the places released. The main focus of the movie is to create awareness on using sanitary napkins by women on the menstrual days to avoid infection and to maintain sanitation and moreover, the movie focuses on abolishing the stigma about menstruation.
Now the Patna Railway Junction will have Pad/napkin vending machine from Feb 28 in the ladies toilet/rest room, which will be first of its kind in the East central Railway – Danapur railway division and third railway junction in the country. Already, such sanitary Pad vending machines are functioning in Bhopal and Pune, the Railways has taken this initiative in association with an NGO who works on menstrual health and hygiene. As the state Bihar is found low in the usage of sanitary napkins, the initiative by the railway authorities to install an automated sanitary pad vending machine in the Patna junction is welcomed by the passengers.