Movies inspire people both in a good and bad way. It is all about what you take from the movie.

Inspired by Akshay Kumar’s Padman, a 13 years old Dubai-based girl has adopted 250 girls from rural Maharashtra and donated sanitary napkins to them. Riva Tulpule, whose family hails from Maharashtra, managed to collect funds for the cause in Dubai in the last couple of months.

“I saw ‘Padman’ some months back and came to know about problems faced by girls during the days of their periods. I immediately decided to do something for girls living in villages in India, especially Maharashtra,” she said.

The napkins were distributed by the teenager at a function organised by Davkhare’s NGO ‘Samanvay Pratishthan’, which works for social causes. Davkhare appreciated the girl’s efforts to raise awareness about menstrual hygiene.