Wives carry husbands on backs on International Women’s Day event in Nepal



Intending to raise awareness of gender equality, wives in Nepal carried their husbands on their backs on International Women’s Day, on March 8.

The gender awareness programme was held in a local school playground in Devghat Village Council, Asian News International (ANI) reported.

There were about 16 couples who took part in the 100-meter race, it said.

“I participated in this race by carrying my husband on my back. I came here with a lot of courage and devotion. Although I did not secure the top position, I am happy that women are also given priority and respect,” Pashupati Shreshtha, a participant was quoted saying.

The village is about 150 km away from the capital city of Kathmandu.

Durga Bahadur Thapa, event organiser and village chief said that it was a friendly game, to spread awareness about gender equality.

The couples were much appreciated for their active participation.

(Edited by Gabriel G Momin)

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