An interesting session was held on the 10th of January on the stage, Vaakku between Mr R.S. Babu and Ms. Anita Prathap. R.S. Babu began the session by introducing Anita Prathap, a prominent journalist. Upon asked why she chose an adventurous path, Anitha Prathap responded by saying that she believes that journalism is not a profession, but a responsibility. She also added that journalists must see their jobs as sacred. Anita Prathap totally disagreed with the government action of not letting women reporters in Sabarimala.
"It was about gender inequality and now it has become a matter of press freedom.This is a steady slide from dictatorship to fascicm," Anita Prathap was quoted as saying. She continued, "All rules are man-made, democracy is all about change. This is not about religion but about politics."
She had a word of advice to the journalist that no matter what gender they belonged to they should go and report. Anita Prathap, with reference to the ongoing Sabarimala issue, also added that communal harmony makes Kerala rich and unique. When asked about the "#MeToo Campaign", Anita Prathap opined that #MeToo is a platform for the "hidden" to come out. The session was concluded with an interaction with the audience.