To raise awareness about gender equality, women participated in a track race held at a local school in Nepal. They carried their husbands on their back to the finish line.
The event was held in the ground at local school in Devghat Village Council on March 8. It was organised by local authorities. The event saw 16 couples participating from various age groups and localities in the 100 meter race.
In this unique step to raise awareness, dozens of villagers stepped into the playground of the school located nearly 150 kilometers from the country’s capital Kathmandu. Every participating couple was handed certificates and applauded for their participation. Watch the race below:
“I participated in this race and carried my husband. I came here with a lot of courage and devotion. Although I didn’t manage to secure the top positions, I am happy that women are also given more priority and respect,” Pashupati Shrestha, one of the participants told news agency ANI.