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Campaign Spotlight: Zee Sarthak marks womanhood festival ‘Raja Parba’ in partnership with L&K Saatchi and Saatchi

MUMBAI, INDIA — Every year, Orissa celebrates Raja Parba, a unique three-day celebration of womanhood that likens the menstrual cycle of the earth to that of a woman. Ironically, however, awareness of menstrual hygiene in Orissa is still low. To spread this much-needed awareness and prioritize women’s menstrual health, Indian television channel Zee Sarthak launched Naali Bindu, a unique grass route level project which aims to bridge this gap by distributing free pads and making menstrual hygiene available for all.

Through a hard-hitting film, Zee Saarthak has touched upon the grave truth that many girls in Odisha are unable to attend school regularly due to a lack of menstrual hygiene. Using the device of a notebook with blank pages as a metaphor, Zee goes on to show how many girls’ education remains incomplete due to approximately 5 missed days of school per month. The film ends with a call-to-action, asking the viewer to become a ‘Red Friend’ by donating to the Naali Bindu website and helping a girl in need.

Prateek Seal, chief channel officer, ZEE Sarthak, said, “We have announced the launch of Naali Bindu campaign in tandem with Raja Prabo festival to spread awareness about women’s rights to menstrual hygiene. With another unique way of leveraging its reach and popularity, we have launched a hard-hitting film centered around the girl child’s education. This one-of-its-kind film urges everyone to be the ‘Red Friend’ to another less fortunate girl and help her from missing school for 5 days every month.”


Highlighting his views on the campaign, Rohit Malkani, joint NCD, L&K Saatchi & Saatchi said, “We saw this as a great opportunity to collaborate with Zee Sarthak to address a huge need. Zee Sarthak’s Naali Bindu, Raja Parba, and a data point that was aching for expression. It all came together in a powerful thought for us. The film is just the first of many efforts to solve a real-world problem.”

Navnita Chakraborty, Executive Vice president – programming
Pratik Seal, Chief Channel Officer, ZEE Sarthak
Jalaluddin Mondal, Senior Vice President – Marketing, ZEE Bangla & Bangla Cinema
Shravanty Roy, Vice President – Marketing, ZEE Bangla
Biswaranjan Baral, Senior Brand Manager – Marketing, ZEE Sarthak
L&K Saatchi & Saatchi
CEO – Paritosh Srivastava
Account Management:
Atin Wahal, Executive Vice President – North & East
Sayak Sengupta, Brand Director
Sudeep Basu, Brand Executive
Rohit Malkani, Joint NCD
Adyasha Tomar, Associate Creative Director
Aditi Laha, Copy Supervisor
Shubha Sengupta, Group Head (Art)
Koushik Dey, Art Supervisor
Neeraj Sharma, Senior Vice President
Shivani Shah, Brand Strategy Associate
Pritha Chakraborty
Production House:
Flying Leaves Production

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