Those In Need and Life Vest Inside collaborated to bring India’s biggest kindness flash mob ‘Dance For Kindness’ in New Delhi, on 12th November 2017.
Through this event, they wanted to spread the message of Kindness, positive human interaction, global utility, teamwork, leadership, and positive self-expression in our daily grinds of a routine life. They conveyed the idea of ‘kindness boomerang’ – one small act of kindness can manifest for you in a different form!
Held in the heart of Delhi, Connaught Place, more than 500 participants across the age groups and gender joined together to perform a Kindness Freeze-mob/Flash-mob to the same song, same dance. Imagine – this group of participants was a part of a worldwide community of more than 15,000 across 50+ countries. After the dance, the participants performed the ‘Selfie Time with Act of Kindness cards’. Every participant performed the kindness task on the card, displayed the audience the idea of spreading positivity and shared their enlightening experience.
All participants came from different parts of the community – children from different NGOs, Shades of happiness and Gavaksh, college students, school students from Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Jahangir Puri, with choreographer for the whole event being Vivek Rajput. People from different walks of life came together to embrace the positivity and kindness in them.
After the event, participants shared their own experiences with everyone and talked about how a positive change about inculcating kindness in our daily life is coming gradually but steadily. The crowd around also brimmed with happiness to see an event like this happening in Delhi.
Shreya Bhatia and Abhishek Saini, Co-founders of Lending Hands Foundation (Those In Need) said, “India may be one of the fastest growing economies in the world but there are glaring societal issues that it needs to tackle. India ranked a dismal 122 on a list of the world’s happiest countries, dropping four slots from last year (World Happiness Report, 2017). More than 50 million people suffer from depression in India (WHO, 2015) and crime rates and violence doesn’t seem to climb out of growth trajectory. The facts and figures shook us to the core and our team decided it was time to set things right.”
Tapinder Singh, a participant, said,” The purpose of World Kindness Day is to look beyond the boundaries of our country, culture, race, and religion and we realize that we are the citizens of the world and that kindness is the common thread that unites us all. The purpose of the day is to self-reflect and spread positivity and message of humanity around yourself. I am glad I was a part of such an event. These are some of the more major issues that nobody talks about. I’m glad that the Those In Need team is doing this”