Thursday, March 13, 2014

Womans Day empowerment celebrations - News from REAP

On 8th March 500 women from REAP's Self Help Groups (SHG's) from Ghatkopar area came out in large numbers to celebrate Women's Day.An impressive  rally began from Ghatkopar Station, Mumbai and wound its way to the crowded market area where it culminated in a street show with a big stage right in the middle of the market.

The rally was accompanied with the beat of drums and their own women leading with the 'legim' dressed in colourful traditional sarees. The road show was a delight with women putting up a variety of entertainment skits, dancing and song. With celebrations through the night, the entire experience was one of of unity and solidarity. Many  local municipal corporations were present and lent their support to make it a success. Similar celebrations were held in Kalwa, Kalyan and Dolkhamb, Shahapur Taluka.

The pictures say it all:

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