Dressed in colourful skirts, a group of 25 men from different walks of life
gathered at the famous Cubbon Park here, pledging support to women and their
The men, including company professionals and entrepreneurs, took a pledge to be
sensitive to gender issues.
The brainchild of two youngsters, Samarpita Samaddar, a communications
professional, and Aditya Mallya, an entrepreneur, this initiative was made
"The message we wanted give to the world was that a particular dress does not
lead to sexual harassment or rape of a woman", Samarpita told PTI.
"Though we received a response from over 500 men across the country, in reality
over 25 men actually turned up in skirts, which I think is also a big thing as
it takes a lot for a man to dress like a woman".