The aim was to hold a prayer chain on G.B. Road in the plea of ending forced sex work on Independence Day, 15th August 2016. To spread the positivity and sensitizing people, we intended to come together with thousands of people across the country who graciously prayed at the same time.
Kat-Kalrav is a very important and popular process of Kat-Katha. The event was planned for two days. It included a musical evening and a worldwide prayer circle for our Didis.
The prayer circle took place in brothels of Kat-Katha, an absolute ﬁrst for GB Road. A large number of volunteers planned to build a prayer chain for 7 minutes in the community. Kat-Kalrav is symbolic of the fact that two different worlds, separated by prejudices, can come together. It brings excitement in the community to meet new people. This time Kat-Katha actually devised a different method of celebrating this whole event and focused rather on free ﬂowing then organized activities. The major highlight was prayers in or outside 70 brothels. The other event was a musical evening at Kat-Katha. The highlight, indeed, was a mesmerizing dance performance by our Didis, which stole all hearts.
The learning that was derived from this event was that with unshaking perseverance and motivation, we can motivate the didis to think beyond their bondage. Further the collective energy and power that Kat-Katha holds, is absolutely crucial to ensuring true integration of the women and children of G.B. Road. We wish to hold such mainstreaming initiatives in the near future more effectively.