Kolkata, March 8 IANS | 9 months ago

Celebrities accompanied by the youth brigade led the way Saturday to highlight women's issues at International Women's Day celebrations here.

Workplaces were decked up as cards and gifts were distributed to women employees. Seminars were held to discuss their safety in offices and other places.

Designer Agnimitra Paul participated in a discussion on equality for all at the Calcutta Medical Research Institute.

Actress Rupa Ganguly inaugurated a street play on bravery on the J.D. Birla Institute's campus. Students enacted the play across the city.

Besides bouquets and desserts, cans of pepper sprays remained a popular gift among the youth this year. Twitter messages and Facebook posts were the portal through which people wished each other.

(Posted on 08-03-2014)

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