Arunachalam Muruganantham (Padman) is a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, India.
He is the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad-making machine and is credited for innovating grassroots mechanisms for generating awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India.
In 2014, he was included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2016, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India
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1. The strong creation created by God in the world is not the lion, not the elephant, not the tiger – the girl.
2. My life is a brave one. I didn’t put any restrictions.
3. I always say, ‘Be near science and technology, and you will never fail.’
4. The most difficult thing is changing people’s mindset.
5. I converted a problem into an opportunity.
6. My wife is gone, my mum gone, ostracised by my village. I was left all alone in life.
7. Luckily, I’m not educated. If you act like an illiterate man, your learning will never stop.
8. When I work in the remotest villages, it reminds me of who I am… India is not built on 14 metros and 100 cities. It’s made up of 600,000 villages.
9. My nature is such that even if I failed 9,999 times, I’ll attempt for the 10,000th time again.
10. I have not hung a single award on my walls, including the Padma Shri.
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