Anchal Kumar Ojha chosen as a Modern Literary Star 2024 by Cherry Book Awards

Anchal Kumar Ojha chosen as a Modern Literary Star 2024 by Cherry Book Awards

Anchal Kumar Ojha aka Pad Man of Chattisgarh has been chosen as a Modern Literary Star 2024 by Cherry Book Awards in the category of Best Emerging Poet.

About Anchal Kumar Ojha


Anchal Kumar Ojha: A youth has made a mark for himself as a pad man in Surguja, a tribal-dominated division of Chhattisgarh state. Due to providing free sanitary pads to more than 17 thousand girls every month, this young man is known as Pad Man in the area. Not only is the Surguja division but it is also known as Pad Man of Chhattisgarh.


From January 1, 2014, this youth launched a campaign regarding menstrual hygiene management in five districts of Surguja division, Surguja, Surajpur, Balrampur, Korea and Jashpur. Due to this, every month with gram panchayats, village localities, tolls, schools, colleges, women's self-help groups and others, awareness programs, seminars and publicity work on menstrual hygiene management to remove the misconceptions spread in society about menstruation. are doing.

Due to being a tribal area, there are many problems including illiteracy, and health problems in the area, especially in women's anaemia cases. In such a situation, awareness is slowly coming among women, girls and other people working in the field. However, still, Pad Man Anchal Kumar Ojha of Surguja believes that only 10 percent of work has been done in 100. This is a campaign, which is being run continuously. Since 2014, people are constantly associating with this campaign. this work, this campaign has been named "प्रोजेक्ट ईज्जत".


Sanitary pads are being provided to the girls of most government schools. In such a situation, more than 90 teachers and teachers of government schools are selflessly working in their schools and villages adjacent to the school by joining this campaign. In such a situation, it would be a little exaggeration to say that I am a pad man. Because he just started a campaign, but today more than 150 people are seiflessly running this campaign in their respective areas. In this capacity, those 150 people are working as pad men and pad women.


So far, Anchal Kumar Ojha has done more than 2500 awareness programs, seminars and publicity in the Surguja division regarding menstrual hygiene management. They are constantly working towards empowering women financially and connecting them with various employment-oriented works through women's self-help groups.


Work is being done to connect women with employment by giving them many pieces of training including a beauty parlour, sewing-embroidery, computer operator, data entry, phenyl manufacturing, incense sticks manufacturing, sanitary pad sales, detergent powder manufacturing, dona-pattal manufacturing. Anchal Kumar Ojha is originally a resident of Ambikapur under the Surguja district of Chhattisgarh state. Who is a social worker and journalist by profession. He has a master's degree in social work and is also pursuing PhD in the same subject. He has received many awards for social work at the district, state and national levels.


Like कर्मवीर पुरस्कार, छत्तीसगढ़ शासन द्वारा स्वच्छता पुरस्कार, Youth Icon Award. Youth Changemaker Award, Kalam Youth Leadership Award and many other awards have been given by various organizations from time to time for their works. Anchal Kumar Ojha also works in many government and non-government organizations as a member and in other capacities.


He likes to write and read, in January 2022, a book of his "लफ्ज़ मेरे दिल" has been published with small poems. When Anchal Kumar Ojha is asked about the main reason for coming into the social sector, he says that "since the beginning of his studies, I have grown up with a sense of service to society and the nation. The ideas of the "गायत्री परिवार एवं राष्ट्रीय स्वयं सेवक संघ" were ingrained in the house, due to which there was a constant desire to join the police or army for the service of the country, but the parents did not like it. That's why I changed my direction and when I have to serve society and the country, then why not do social work, with this thought I established a social organization Surguja Science Group Education Society, through which education, health, and self-employment in the society. He has been working on various subjects for a long time.”