Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Indiblogger Meet | #DanceItOut For #Women'sSafety

Few days back, I went to an Indiblogger meet, which was associated with Zee TV’s biggest dance reality show “Dance India Dance”. The meet started around 7รณ clock in the evening and I went there with my few fellow bloggers Aditya Bhasin, Ankita Mahajan, Gaurav Chawla and Arvind Mohan. And like any other Indi meet it was well organized at The Oberoi, New Delhi.

After some interactive sessions, finally, DID-4 new judges MuddarsarKhan and Feroz Khan came and they gave a mind-blowing performance. Then they told us about their new concept which they started in dance india dance season-4 is “Dance for a Cause”. Isn’t it unique?

They separated us in 7 teams with each having 20 bloggers. I was the team leader for my group and our topic was “Safety for women on streets”. I chose this topic because it’s really close to my heart, being a girl I have faced many incidents on our Delhi roads. In our act, we tried to cover everything that actually happens on streets.  The judges and the audience loved our performance a lot and we got so much appreciation for it. So many bloggers tweeted for our performance and gave their consent.

Here are some tweets:

"Team "safer streets for women" performing at #danceitout. Superb performance"

"What a great performance about #eveteasing - a terror faced by women in Delhi every single day. #DanceItOut "

"@indiblogger I will #DanceItOut for safety of women. That's paramount issue right now. @ZeeTV

"A fabulous initiative by @indiblogger to fight for safety of women. Totally support it."

As i mentioned above that this topic is close to my heart, well here is the reason:  I still remember the time when i was coming back home from my tuition centre, and suddenly two boys came near to my rickshaw and they touched me. I felt helpless because they were huge physically. I still remember the time when, i was in 10th standard and was preparing for my board exams, so that’s why I got late that day and faced such a shameful incident. Just like I faced this, many women have faced and still facing such shameful happenings daily. And that's why I want to #DanceItOut for women's safety on streets and want to fight for women’s equal right to roam on streets at night. This is for all the ladies who has a fear of going out after seven. India is continuously growing economically but this is the dark side of it where chauvinistic and misogynistic attitude still exist.  

After all the performances, when judges were about to announce the result I actually crossed my fingers because everyone performed really well. All of our team members were sitting together and were praying and suddenly judges shouted our team name #SafetyForWomen, we all went crazy and rushed towards the stage. All of us got Shopper’s stop shopping vouchers and we also danced with the judges. This was one of my best Indimeet ever. Thank you Indiblogger for giving me so many memorable moments. 

A few pictures from the event: 


(Interactive session with Anoop)

(Hudd-Hudd-Hudd-Hudd) :D

(DID4 New Judges-Mudassar Khan and Feroz Khan)

(#SafetyForWomen LIVE)

(Winning team #SafetyForWomen dancing on stage with the judges)

#DanceItOut INDIA