Indian First Ladies-Dr. Bharati Lavekar – First MLA to launch India’s first digital bank for sanitary pads
MLA of Versova Constituency, Mumbai she is a multi-faceted, award-winning social worker recognized for her work and dedication to the field. She has been active in public life for more than 25 years. She stressed on the importance of protecting and nurturing the girl child through BetiBachao campaign. She established and presides over the TEE Foundation, an NGO with the vision of tackling women’s issues related to female foeticide, sanitation, hygiene and women’s education.TEE Foundation has set up Sanitary Pad ATMs and Disposal Machines in Schools and public places and also distributes Menstrual Health Kits in schools.
She was honored with INDIAN WOMEN ACHIEVERS AWARD by the President of India on January 20, 2018 at New Delhi.