"At 11:06 PM, an officer reached my friend and confirmed her requirements and took down her PNR details and mobile number," Vishal said.
"At 2 AM, when the train reached Arasikere station, officials of the Mysuru division were ready with all the items she had sought. We are all surprised by the quick response," he added.
A good sign
Sign of changing times
Buying and using sanitary pads can best be described as a largely ignored and misunderstood concept in India.
Menstruation itself is nothing short of a taboo subject.
In such scenario, this case comes as an uplifting and inspiring one, and is a proof that the broader mindset and attitude toward these issues is taking a positive turn.
Once in a blue moon case?
Although the case highlights changing attitude of government-owned departments, it's still far from becoming an everyday practice. Instead of waiting for people to post their problems on social media, government should focus on easy and wide availability of medication and other basic need products.