Pallavi Sinha

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Pallavi Sinha
Born October 25, 1979 (1979-10-25) (age 42)
Patna
Nationality Indian
Citizenship Indian
Education BCA
Alma mater St. Josephs Convent High School Patna; Magadh Mahila College, Patna University; Patna Womens College
Occupation Social Entrepreneur
Spouse Sunil Kumar
Children Saubhagya Shivam; Shambhavi Sinha
Parents Punam Sinha; Jagdish Prasad Sinha

Pallavi Sinha (born 25th Oct. 1979) is an Indian social entrepreneur and worker who co-founded Nav Astitva Foundation, a non-profit to educate people around the world on menstruation in Bihar India, become recognised for their work in the field of menstruation.[1][2]

Early Life

Pallavi Sinha was born in Patna, Bihar on 25th Oct. 1979 and brought up to Prof. Jagdish Prasad Sinha and Punam Sinha in Patna, raised in a middle class family.[3] She did her schooling from St. Josephs Convent High School Patna and completed her intermediate from Magadh Mahila College, Patna University in 1998.She earned her Bachelor in Computer Application Degree from Patna Womens College in 2002.[4]

Career

She has co-founded Nav Astitva Foundation in March 2012 along with Amrita Singh, which focuses on developing the potential of women[5] and girls to drive long lasting equitable changes, strategically emphasizing on promoting quality healthcare, inclusive education, gender equitable and sustainable livelihood opportunities and cleanliness.[6] Their efforts are focused to fight against underlying causes of poverty and ensuring a life of dignity for all women and girls from the most marginalized and vulnerable communities, especially among Dalit’s and Adivasis.[7][8]

In March 2012 with a vision to providing universal education and healthcare education services to the underprivileged there by changing their lives forever. The main areas of focus are Children, Destitute Women, Senior Citizens, Environment, Health and Hygiene.[9][10]

Projects and Initiatives

  1. Swachh Betiyan Swachh Samaj
  2. Bihar's First Sanitary Napkin Bank
  3. Bihar’s First Sanitary Vending Machine
  4. Hunger Project- Sai Ki Rasoi[11]
  5. MHM KIT
  6. Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine at Patna Railway Station and Airport[12]
  7. Mobile Sanitary Pad Bank
  8. SHE Care Health Card

Awards and Recognitions

  • Matritwa Samman 2017 by Dainik Jagran
  • Aparajita Samman 2018 by Prabhal Khabar
  • Women Extraordinaire 2019 by Times of India
  • Felicitated by Innerwheel club of Patna City, 2019
  • Felicitated as a Motivational speaker at IIT, Patna in 2018[13]
  • Sashakt Nari Samman 2018

References

  1. https://navastitvafoundation.org/
  2. https://www.prabhatkhabar.com/state/bihar/patna/1029911
  3. https://radiopitaara.com/nav-astitav-foundation-2/
  4. https://biharstory.in/2017/07/a-story-of-amrita-singh-pallavi-sinha-launched-sanitary-napkin-bank-in-patna-storytelling-of-real-stories-biharstory.html
  5. https://www.campusvarta.com/campus-updates/arrey-yaar-suun-na-campus-mai-pad-nahi-haiis-common-in-the-college-university-campus-in-patna/
  6. https://www.gaonconnection.com/nari-diary/sanitary-napkins-bank-are-going-to-be-open-in-bihar-first-time
  7. https://sheroes.com/articles/patnas-padwoman-amrita-singh/MTEwODk=
  8. https://www.hindustantimes.com/patna/sanitary-pad-vending-machine-at-patna-junction-from-feb-28/story-zB7MXGOhs8LcGC3yQzGeDN.html
  9. https://www.liveaaryaavart.com/2020/02/mahwari-mission-bihar.html
  10. https://www.hindustantimes.com/patna/sanitary-pad-vending-machine-at-patna-junction-from-feb-28/story-zB7MXGOhs8LcGC3yQzGeDN.html
  11. https://swachhindia.ndtv.com/swachh-betiyan-swachh-samaj-three-friends-bihar-mission-improve-states-menstrual-hygiene-17707/
  12. https://biharaajtak.com/nav-astitav-foundation/
  13. http://marginalised.in/tag/amrita-singh/