I think it is a good move to bring the issue of gender sensitivity and human dignity during one the biggest human gatherings on earth. The collectivization of female ascetics in the Maha Kumbh to celebrate woman power through this conference by itself is an empowering act for their own equity in the religious affairs.
Furthermore, the Maha Kumbh this year is tipped to be the grandest ever show of human gathering on the earth in which about 10 crore people will be taking part in the 55-day fair. The most typical aspect is that it is a spontaneous and devotional act of people gathering, taking a dip, and feeling sanctified and liberated. The things for such a huge congregation get managed as a sort of miracle, which is being studied by renowned business schools as a case study this year.
The biggest congregation is witnessed at Allahabad since the timing is said to be most auspicious for the festival when the Jupiter is in Taurus and the Sun is in Capricorn and holy dip being taken at the confluence of three rivers or Sangam. This happens once every 12-year cycle and people in India look forward to this occasion as a part of their psyche and Moksha as the ultimate aim of life.