Guwahati participates in worldwide Dance for Kindness
Guwahati participated in a worldwide event last Sunday to commemorate World Kindness Day which is celebrated every year on November 13. The day is dedicated to committing acts of good faith and establishing connections with other people of the global community.
Dancers and spectators gathered at Roodraksh Mall located on GS Road, Guwahati to promote kindness during the World Kindness Week, uniting with over 120 cities, 50 countries and 20,000 participants worldwide. A flash mob dance and freeze was performed at the mall as part of the celebration wherein groups from across the globe joined together to perform a kindness freeze mob/flash mob to the same song, same dance, all happening on the same day.
Apart from school children, LGBT rights activists and other common people, kids from Parijat Academy, Pamohi also participated in the flash mob organised.
Life Vest Inside, a non-profit organization on a mission to empower and unite the world with kindness, sponsored this worldwide Dance for Kindness event. This flash mob dance is a part of the global celebrations that inspires, empowers and educates people of all backgrounds to lead a life of kindness, showing that regardless of the differences in race, religion, ethnicity culture and background - the common thread that unites us all is kindness.
In Guwahati, the event was initiated and led by Bidisha Ghoshal, a student of B Barooah College and a budding activist. Under her guidance, the worldwide event was organised in northeast India for the first time with over 70 people participating in the flash mob.
“The event received warm response from the people and they turned up in large numbers. We are planning to organise regular flash mobs in Guwahati as the participants this time were very enthusiastic about the dance culture,” Bidisha told G Plus.
She further added that the event focussed on celebrating kindness and hope, because people nowadays have become more and more focused on the negativity and the violence happening around them. Thus, issues pertaining to section 377, child abuse, #MeToo and domestic violence were raised during the celebration of World Kindness Day.
The purpose of World Kindness Day is to look beyond ourselves – beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our culture, our race, our religion and realize that we are citizens of the world and that kindness is the common thread that unites us all. This year the global impact was even greater as Dance for Kindness supported non-profit organizations all around the world. Life Vest Inside donated 10% of each city’s overall fundraising to a local non-profit chosen by that city’s group leader. While the Guwahati event didn’t raise funds this year, the organisers wish to take part in this worldwide event in the coming years and also raise funds to support the cause.