Narendra Hirani is the vice-president of INC Maharashtra and Chairperson of Jagrut NGO.
Narendra Hirani is a well-known social activist in the western part of Mumbai and has currently taken up the cause to provide free sanitary pads to females in villages.
He started an NGO by the name Jagrut in 2009 along with Priya Dutt. Narendra got inspired by various philanthropists around and wanted to contribute to society. He has good relations with the Dutt family. Hirani is not only inspired by the Priya Dutt but along with her started the process of making sanitary pads at a cheap rate and has already donated over 2 lakh pads to women in rural areas.
Menstrual hygiene is something which commonly ignored by women, leading to various diseases. He has donated over 1 lakh pads to flood-hit Kerala along with a lot of stuff through his NGO Jagrut. Jagrut has pledged to take up sanitation, hygiene and education for women as a priority and need of the hour. Jagrut has made women’s self-employment groups engage the maximum number of women and empower them.
“We started Jagrut in 2009 with a dream to make the world a better place. Every time we take a small step towards a brighter future, we know it is going to make a big impact on someone’s life. We are currently working a lot for women empowerment that includes providing them with basic requirements from sanitary pads to education,” said Narendra Hirani.
“We also carry a number of health camps, cancer awareness camps etc. We also have been providing free ambulance services to the needy. We have been greatly supported by Priya Dutt jee and have done a lot of social work along with her Nargis Dutt foundation,” he added.