Miss World CEO Julia Morley, Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar, Miss world 2016 Stephanie Del Valle, Miss World 2014 Dr Rolene Strauss will join National Leaders from across the world as they gather in Mveso, the birthplace of Nelson Mandela for a unique ceremony to mark this special day, the 100th birth anniversary of Former President Nelson Mandela.
The President Of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa has just announced on his official website that he will lead the official ceremonies that include the unveiling of the first Sanitary Towel Machine to be installed in South Africa. The installation is a result of Manushi Chhillar’s Beauty With A Purpose Project on Feminine Hygiene that was successfully launched across India in February and is now making a huge impact internationally.
“ It is remarkable what Manushi Chhillar has achieved” said his HRH Chief Mandela as he welcomed the Miss World Team, led by their CEO Julia Morley to Mthatha Airport.
“We have followed Manushi’s journey with great interest. We first saw her winning project at the Miss World Final. Now as a direct result of Manushi’s work we will have the inauguration of the first Sanitary Pad machine in Southern Africa at the birthplace of my grandfather. We will be empowering local women in the community to be able to produce these sanitary towels for the young girls at school.”
Manushi replied “I cannot believe this is happening, it is a dream come true. I know the priority President Mandela placed on solving the inequality faced by young girls who did not have access to Feminine Hygiene and now thanks to Julia Morley, the Miss world Organisation, Barberry (SA) and to you Chief Mandela, we are providing a solution in your grandfather’s home village of Mvezo”.
The significance of the Sanitary Pad Machine launch has been further amplified by the announcement today on the official website of The President Of South Africa, President Ramaphosa.
. . The announcement reads, “Tomorrow 18 July 2018, the President will participate in the Centenary Celebrations of the father of our nation and icon of the South African struggle, the late Former President Nelson Mandela at Mvezo, Mthatha in the Eastern Cape Province.”
The Mvezo Centenary Celebrations organised by the Royal House of Mandela (RHoM) in partnership with the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and the Eastern Cape Provincial Government, aims to bring together people from all walks of life, current and former Heads of Government and State, Traditional and Faith-based Leaders, surrounding communities, non-governmental organisations and members of civil society, to honour the legacy of former President Nelson Mandela.
President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by cabinet ministers, members of the provincial executive council and senior government officials.
The Presidency Of South Africa congratulated Manushi and all those involved and said this will be a momentous day!