A whopping 5,000 kites with messages were distributed to Kolkata residents near the Sovabazaar Metro station whereas several thousand more were given to people in various districts to mark the kite-flying ritual.
Kites carrying slogans like "We promise to protect women in our society" and "We will ensure women have a safe childhood" were flown across West Bengal to spread the message.
"We thought kites are loved by all and are flown during the Vishwakarma Puja...so they could be used to spread awareness," activist and Medical Bank director D. Asish told IANS.
Vishwakarma Puja will be celebrated Sep 17.
--IANS (Posted on 16-09-2013)