Even as the district administration worked overtime to provide relief in the form of food, water and medicines to the flood affected, the flood hit women of Jhanjimukh area got a bonus in the form of undergarments and sanitary napkins, courtesy volunteers of the Pink Brigade.
The Pink Brigade is an arm of Mumbai-based Earth Brigade Foundation – an NGO working for wildlife protection and for uplift of underprivileged women in rural areas.
A volunteer of Pink Brigade Foundation said that after informing the local administration, the group had distributed pads and undergarments to about 1000 women of three villages in the Brahmaputra bank at Jhanjimukh, which is badly affected by flood waters.
The volunteer said that the group had plans to further distribute these materials to women at villages in saporis (sandbars) of the Brahmaputra at Jhanjimukh in the coming days.
The volunteer said that sanitation is an important issue and during the time of calamity like floods the women folk faces lot of difficulties in this regard for which the NGO was trying to provide succour to the women.
The Earth Brigade Foundation, founded and run by Dr Sarita Subramaniam and Dr P V Subramaniam based in Mumbai are both well-known wildlife conservation activists and have been working for wildlife protection, elevation of underprivileged women in rural areas and for the welfare of street animals.