11 DAYS TO GO! Devi Awards in Lucknow
Meet the Devis!
Our second award winner to be featured in the Devi Awards countdown series is Sneha
One of the protagonists of the Oscar award-winning documentary, Period: End of sentence, Sneha was recognised for her initiative on menstruation alongside her sister-in-law Suman. Having installed a sanitary pad-making machine in their house and turning it into a small business called 'FLY', the duo not only broke gender taboos but empowered other women in their vicinity. The Oscar awardees went on to receive an Rs. 1 Lakh cash prize from UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and a Rs 50,000 prize from the state's governor, Ram Naik. They are now widely recognised as the 'pad women' of Uttar Pradesh.
The Devi Awards will be held in Lucknow on October 30, 2019 at CMS Gomti Nagar Extension Auditorium.