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Thursday 26th April 2018 Love yourself, say Delhiites at this bubble parade

Times of India

Lodhi Garden witnessed a one-of-a-kind parade when NGOs Those In Need and Project Voice + came together for the third edition of the Global Bubble Parade on Sunday. The theme of the bubble parade this year was self-love and the event aimed to encourage people to value themselves first. With blowing away soapy bubbles, the parade aimed to break the ‘bubble’ of inhibitions and put one’s happiness before others.

The parade aimed to break the ‘bubble’ of inhibitions and put one’s happiness before others.

The event started with programmes like open mic and the distribution of the bubble-blowing equipment. Asmita Theatre Group performed a street play addressing the topic of self-love and highlighting the problems that the members of the LGBTQI community face in society. “This peaceful parade full of soapy bubbles was a liberating experience for all the participants who believe in breaking their own bubble of self-consciousness,” said Abhishek Saini, co-founder of Those In Need.

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Thursday 26th April 2018 Love yourself, say Delhiites at this bubble parade -2

Times of India

Monday 23rd April 2018 Event Highlights : Global Bubble Day Parade 2018

DU Express

Those In Need and Project Voice+ collaborated to bring ‘Global Bubble Parade’ for the third time in New Delhi this 22nd April, 2018.

The Bubble Parade was based on the theme of Self-Love and Self-Acceptance. ‘Self-love’ is to put yourself and your own happiness first, something that deeply lacks in our current society. We have been moulded to live a disconnected and disempowered life, where the only right way to sustain is the society’s way. We are taught that it is not safe to show our true-selves and therefore we begin to detach from our individuality, sacredness and most importantly, our sexuality and true preferences.

The aim through this event was to make the participants aware of themselves, the important role their relationship with themselves plays in their relationship with others, and to celebrate our individualities. Through activities and engagement, we encouraged participants to let go of their shame, guilt, and inhibitions.

The event started with registrations for the events like open mic sessions, forgiveness sessions etc. After everyone got their bubble machines, Asmita-The Theatre Group performed a 30-minute play, addressing how big an issue self-love and acceptance becomes in LGBTQI individuals. The crowd enjoyed the play very much and connected with their stories. A photo booth was also arranged where people clicked pictures and spread the message of self-love by holding posters and speaking their hearts out.

Global Bubble Parade witnessed a diverse crowd in terms of genders, sexualities, and nationalities. Most of the participants agreed that they had faced scrutiny because of their appearances and preferences. They all stood together in solidarity for a tolerable society and to end ‘definitions’ and ‘labelling’.

The event also saw the launch of #rEVOLution, a campaign by Project Voice+. The objective of this campaign is to public source an inclusive curriculum on “Self-love and Acceptance,” which Siddhi Pal, the Founder of Voice+, thinks is the need of the hour. She said. “ Before we expect the society to accept us, we need to accept and appreciate ourselves. It is important to be comfortable in our own bodies, emotionally and physically, to be truly happy. Adolescence is the time when we experience our bodies changing, and our building our ideas of an “ideal” body. I think it is imperative to expose teenagers to the diversity in bodies, genders and sexualities, and teach them empathy and acceptance. This will be one step towards nipping body shaming and bullying on the basis gender and sexuality at the bud.”

After the event, participants shared their own experiences with everyone and were happy to witness a unique and inclusive event like this.

Abhishek Saini, Co-founder of Those In Need said, “The Bubble Parade has been a global sensation in bringing together passionate individuals who share the belief that happiness is the journey, not destination. This peaceful walk full of soapy bubbles will be a liberating experience for all participants who believe in breaking their own bubble of self-consciousness”

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Tuesday 17th April 2018 The 3rd Edition Of Global Bubble Parade 2018 By Those In Need Focuses On ‘Self-Love’

ED Times

‘Self-love’ is to put yourself and your own happiness first, something that deeply lacks in our current society, even in this 21st century. We have been moulded to live a disconnected and disempowered life, where the only right way to sustain is the society’s way.

We are taught that it is not safe to show our true-selves and therefore we begin to detach from our individuality, sacredness and most importantly, our sexuality and true preferences.

To tackle this issue and raise awareness about the importance of ‘Self-Love’, Project Voice+ and Those In Need have collaborated to bring the third edition of the ‘Global Bubble Parade’ in New Delhi, on April 22nd, 2018.

Article link: Click HERE

The Bubble Parade has been a global sensation in bringing together passionate individuals who share the belief that happiness is the journey, not destination.

This peaceful walk full of soapy bubbles will be a liberating experience for all participants who believe in breaking their own bubble of self-consciousness.

This year’s theme aims at inspiring individuals to love and accept themselves for who they are regardless of what the society deems fit.

Global Bubble Parade New Delhi 2018 will witness many individuals from all spheres of life, coming together to enjoy a day of their lives accepting and loving themselves for who they are.

They will be encouraged to live outside their own little bubble of reticence. All will stand together in solidarity to inspire the society to live more empowered lives.

Project Voice+ are now a youth volunteers based project on the theme ‘Gender and Sexuality’. They offer as forum to share stories, ideas, and messages to inspire youth from around the world. Additionally, they aim to bring about behavioural change through sensitisation and awareness.

As a team working on conversations around Gender and Sexuality, they believe in fully owning, embodying and loving all parts of who you truly are and embracing your sexuality.

Siddhi Pal, Founder of Project Voice+ says, “Our aim through this event is to make the participants accept themselves and all others around them with no judgement, expectations or limitations- something that we never really give a conscious thought to. Through activities and engagement, we would encourage participants to let go of their shame, guilt, and inhibitions.”

Those In Need is a Not-For-Profit organization child of Lending Hands Foundation – which has as mission to work for the welfare of society. Those In Need provides a network platform to various NGOs, volunteers, educational institutions and others to maximise the impact of their philanthropic efforts.

lf-love’ is to put yourself and your own happiness first, something that deeply lacks in our current society, even in this 21st century. We have been moulded to live a disconnected and disempowered life, where the only right way to sustain is the society’s way.

Saturday 14th April 2018 Project Voice+ And Those In Need To Organise Global Bubble Parade On 22nd April 2018 In New Delhi

DU Express

‘Self-love’ is to put yourself and your own happiness first, something that deeply lacks in our current society, even in this 21st century. We have been moulded to live a disconnected and disempowered life, where the only right way to sustain is the society’s way. We are taught that it is not safe to show our true-selves and therefore we begin to detach from our individuality, sacredness and most importantly, our sexuality and true preferences.

To tackle this issue and raise awareness about the importance of ‘Self-Love’, Project Voice+ and Those In Need have collaborated to bring the third edition of the ‘Global Bubble Parade’ in New Delhi, on April 22nd, 2018.

The Bubble Parade has been a global sensation in bringing together passionate individuals who share the belief that happiness is the journey, not destination. This peaceful walk full of soapy bubbles will be a liberating experience for all participants who believe in breaking their own bubble of self-consciousness.

This year’s theme aims at inspiring individuals to love and accept themselves for who they are regardless of what the society deems fit.

Global Bubble Parade New Delhi 2018 will witness many individuals from all spheres of live, coming together to enjoy a day of their lives accepting and loving themselves for who they are. They will be encouraged to live outside their own little bubble of reticence. All will stand together in solidarity to inspire the society to live more empowered lives.

Project Voice+ was started in the year 2015 as an e-magazine called Thrive+, with the vision of creating a global community. They are now a youth volunteers based project on the theme ‘Gender and Sexuality’. They offer as forum to share stories, ideas and messages to inspire youth from around the world. Additionally, they aim to bring about behavioural change through sensitisation and awareness.

As a team working on conversations around Gender and Sexuality, they believe in fully owning, embodying and loving all parts of who you truly are and embracing your sexuality.

Siddhi Pal, Founder of Project Voice+ says, “Our aim through this even is to make the participants accept themselves and all others around them with no judgement, expectations or limitations- something that we never really give a conscious thought to. Through activities and engagement, we would encourage participants to let go of their shame, guilt, and inhibitions.”

Those In Need is a Not-For-Profit organization child of Lending Hands Foundation – which has as mission to work for the welfare of society. Those In Need provides a network platform to various NGOs, volunteers, educational institutions and others to maximise the impact of their philanthropic efforts.

Event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/180345892604922/

Register here: https://goo.gl/SRg8GB

Contact:

Abhishek Saini | +91-9711158343 | abhishek.saini@thoseinneed.in

Siddhi Pal | +91-9871932311 | projectvoiceplus@gmail.com

Article Link: HERE

Sunday 25th February 2018 Padman – Event Review

Stylooo

If you don’t hesitate and happy to bleed then you should read this out and keep your thumbs up for this beautiful event. Yes, today i am sharing a my feelings, thought about padman event review. This was one of the best event when you get a chance to talk about real and genuine things and spread the awareness about it.

Some things are natural and that we can’t change. Then why do we feel guilt, shame about them. If we bleed then it’s not a shameful thing. There must be some reasons that’s why we bleed it’s a natural cycle in our body. On Sunday, 18th February, Those In Need organized ‘Pad Man with someone special’, movie party event for underprivileged kids who have never been to a movie before. Those In Need believes that educating our young minds from the beginning.

Especially on such a sensitive topic will make our society better and more sensitive tomorrow. With that in mind, Those In Need wanted to educate everyone about the need to focus on the menstrual health.

This is really a proud moment to be a part of any social event and teach others to respect the things and spread the awareness. I really feel glad to teach existing generation (girls and boys) about periods.

I would like to give a special thanks to Akshay, Twinkle to give us a chance to talk about it publicly and don’t be shy, just happy to bleed.

Article Link: HERE

Friday 23rd February 2018 Those In Need Organized ‘Pad Man With Someone Special’,A Movie Party For Underprivileged Kids

DU Express

On Sunday, 18th February, Those In Need organized ‘Pad Man with someone special’, movie party event for underprivileged kids who have never been to a movie before. Those In Need believes that educating our young minds from the beginning, especially on such a sensitive topic will make our society better and more sensitive tomorrow. With that in mind, Those In Need wanted to educate everyone about the need to focus on the menstrual health.

Accordingly, around 300+ girls from Pehchan – The Street School, Kilkari and Shades of Happiness joined the Those In Need team for the event. Everyone gathered in Connaught Place at around 8:00 am at PVR Rivoli in Connaught Place. Amidst laughter and the many, many selfies, the kids went into the movie hall. Afternoon movie screening of Pad Man, filled with popcorns and what not, enthralled the audience. The kids left the theatre enlightened and educated. Says Jaya, a girl for Shades of Happiness,“Apna swasth apne haantho mein hai.Humko apna khayal rakhna chahiye” (Our health is in our hands. We should always take care of ourselves). This was an enriching experience for all who were a part of it.

A big shout-out was given to the Those In Need team for seamlessly managing the event – from pick up to drop of 80+ girls. A teacher with Kilkari said, “It is so nice to such a caring group of people. We did not even have to get involved in any organizing and monitoring. The children enjoyed very much”. Rimi, a volunteer with Those In Need, added,” It was so much fun watching a movie with these lovely girls. I had so much fun.”

This was the third such movie event for Those In Need, and they are planning to organize a lot more events to raise awareness on various issues in the society.

Article link: HERE

Monday 19th February 2018 PadMan with Someone Special

NewzoPedia

On Sunday, 18th February, Those In Need organized ‘Pad Man with someone special’, movie party event for underprivileged kids who have never been to a movie before. Those In Need believes that educating our young minds from the beginning, especially on such a sensitive topic will make our society better and more sensitive tomorrow. With that in mind, Those In Need wanted to educate everyone about the need to focus on the menstrual health.

Accordingly, around 300+ girls from Pehchan – The Street School, Kilkari and Shades of Happiness joined the Those In Need team for the event. Everyone gathered in Connaught Place at around 8:00am at PVR Rivoli in Connaught Place. Amidst laughter and the many, many selfies, the kids went into the movie hall. Afternoon movie screening of Pad Man, filled with popcorns and what not, enthralled the audience. The kids left the theatre enlightened and educated. Says Jaya, a girl for Shades of Happiness,“Apna  swasth apne haantho mein hai. Humko apna khayal rakhna chahiye” (Our health is in our hands. We should always take care of ourselves). This was an enriching experience for all who were a part of it.

A big shout-out was given to the Those In Need team for seamlessly managing the event – from pick up to drop of 80+ girls. A teacher with Kilkari said, “It is so nice to such a caring group of people. We did not even have to get involved in any organizing and monitoring. The children enjoyed very much”. Rimi, a volunteer with Those In Need, added,” It was so much fun watching a movie with these lovely girls. I had so much fun.”

This was the third such movie event for Those In Need, and they are planning to organize a lot more events to raise awareness on various issues in the society.

Article Link: HERE

Monday 12th February 2018 Pad Mad with Someone Special

MaStyleCare

Every year Those In Need takes NGO kids to cinema hall for some inspirational movie to educate them and create awareness about different social issues.

Last year they took 100+ Kids for Dangal movie and this year to break the taboo of menstruation they are taking kids from different NGOs for Pad Man movie.

Anyone can join the event and one has to buy two tickets; one for themselves and one for the special one as they want people to spend for the children who need to know about menstruation.

When- 18th Feb 2018 (10:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Where- Delite Cinema (Delhi)
Event Link:  Click Here

Article Link: HERE

Monday 5th February 2018 Educate & Entertain: You've Gotta Attend This Not So Ordinary Movie Night

LBB Delhi

What Is It?

All women get periods and menstruation is a process as natural as eating, drinking and sleeping. In fact, it’s beautiful and there’s no human race without it. On the other hand, to our surprise, 28% girls in India have to leave school or perform poorly due to lack of facilities during menstruation. So, the folks at Those In Need, believing that educating young minds from the beginning will make the society better a better, have come up with an interesting and fun initiative. They're utilising the movie ‘PAD MAN’ to educate people about menstruation. How do you ask? All we have to do is buy two tickets; one for ourselves and one for the child {male/female} who needs a better understanding of menstruation. If you think that you cannot make it to the event, you can simply sponsor the ticket for someone special. All the leftover proceeds, if any, will be used for food requirements of the children.

Why Should I Go?

The aim of this event is to Connect, Engage and Share our understanding with the less fortunate, disadvantaged children and giving them knowledge. Remember, watching a movie together isn’t the only purpose behind the efforts, it is the interaction, the learning and the acceptance that matters the most. Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018. Venue: Delite Cinema, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi. Time: 10am to 1pm.

Anything Else?

Plus, you can check out their Facebook event page here: {https://www.facebook.com/events/2028230543858802/} for more details. Also, here's the registration link if you want to become a part of the event: {https://goo.gl/Jd1KfW}.

Article Link: HERE

Tuesday 14th November 2017 DANCE FOR KINDNESS: SPREADING KINDNESS AND POSITIVITY

DU Beat

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”

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 choreographerfor 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 aboutinculcating 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”

Article Link: HERE

Tuesday 14th November 2017 Dance For Kindness: An Event that kicked off in Spreading Kindness and Positivity

Campus Vibes

Those In Need and LifeVest Inside collaborated to bring India’s biggest kindness flash mob ‘Dance For Kindness’ in New Delhi yesterday, 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 Vivek Rajput, people from different walks of life, all coming 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 was 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”.​

Article Link: HERE

Monday 13th November 2017 Dance For Kindness: Spreading Kindness and Positivity - Young India Challenge

Young India Challenge

Those In Need and Life Vest Inside collaborated to bring India’s biggest kindness flash mob ‘Dance For Kindness’ in New Delhi yesterday, 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 Vivek Rajput, people from different walks of life, all coming 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 was 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”

Sunday 12th November 2017 बनिए दिल्ली के सबसे बड़े फ्लैशमॉब का हिस्सा, आज डांस फॉर काइंडनेस

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डांस फॉर काइंडनेस का वर्ल्ड इवेंट दिल्ली का तीसरा संस्करण रविवार को आयोजित होने जा रहा है. कनॉट प्लेस में होने वाले इस इवेंट में 150 डांसर्स और लगभग 500 स्कूली बच्चें और डांसर्स हिस्सा लेने जा रहे हैं.

यह इवेंट को पूरे विश्व में दयालुता और मैत्री को बढ़ावा देने के लिए आयोजित किया गया. पिछले साल यह इवेंट दिल्ली के दो स्कूलों में आयोजित किया गया था. इसमें 1 हजार से ज्यादा बच्चों ने भाग लिया था.

देश के 6 शहरों समेत यह इवेंट दुनियाभर के 100 से अधिक शहरों वर्ल्ड काइंडनेस डे पर आयोजित होता है. इस इवेंट के फ्रीज और फ्लेश मॉब में स्पेशल बच्चों और बाइकर्स क्लब के मेंबर्स भी भाग लेंगे. 'लाइफ वेस्ट इनसाइड' के इस इवेंट के दौरान एक्ट फॉर काइंडनेस कार्ड भी बांटे जाएंगे.

Article Link: HERE

Sunday 12th November 2017 Delhi’s Biggest Kindness Flash Mob

DU Beat

With the entire world, India too celebrates World Kindness Day. 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 spread positivity and message of humanity around you.

In 2012, Life Vest Inside initiated Dance for Kindness, a worldwide event in celebration of World Kindness Day. On this day, groups from various places across the globe join together to perform a Kindness Freeze-mob/Flash-mob to the same song, same dance – the same day. Dance for Kindness brings together 50+ countries, 120+ cities, and 15,000 participants.

To mark November 12th this year, Those In Need is organizing an event bigger than ever before. Delhi’s biggest kindness flash mob which will attract more than 1500 participants! They want to spread the message of Kindness, positive human interaction, global utility, teamwork, leadership, and positive self-expression through this event.

It all started with Kindness Boomerang, which explains how the world will look if everyone starts doing daily acts of Kindness. You can view the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwAYpLVyeFU

How to Show Your Support!

  1. Join event page: Join the New Delhi event page and invite as many people as you can to join: Click HERE 

     

    1. Register to Dance:Whether you consider yourself a professional or amateur dancer or not a dancer at all – Dance for Kindness is for you! Don’t miss out on your opportunity to join a global community uniting for kindness through the power of song and dance.Click HERE

       

    2. DFK 2017 FB Banner: Upload the DFK Official Facebook Cover Banner as your banner! Imagine having thousands of people across the globe with the same Cover Banner all promoting the power of kindness! Click HERE to download
    3. Donate now to help us in reaching out to more people and spreading the KINDNESS. Click HERE

Highlighting the importance of the event, Abhishek Saini&Shreya Bhatia, group leaders for Dance for Kindness and co-founders of Those In Need said, “In this hour of mutual distrust and disharmony, we can take this small step to spread the message of unity and brotherhood. It is our imperative duty to spread this message in every way we can. We need people to come together and look beyond the vices in each other. The message of peace should go loud & clear defying all the negativity.”

Let’s make Kindness go viral.  Become part of the change you wish to see in the world by taking a stand and dancing for Kindness because kindness does, in fact, keep the world afloat.

Join us and be a part of 1500+ participants coming from different parts of our community – children from different NGOs, college students, people from different walks of life, all coming together to embrace the positivity and kindness in them through Freeze Mob, Flash Mob and Selfie Time with Act of Kindness cards.

“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Article Link: HERE

Friday 10th November 2017 Dance For Kindness-Delhi’s Biggest Kindness Flash Mob To Be Organised By ‘Those In Need’ This Sunday

DU Express

Dance For Kindness : With the entire world, India too celebrates World Kindness Day. 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 you.

In 2012, Life Vest Inside initiated Dance for Kindness, a worldwide event in celebration of World Kindness Day. Groups from across the globe join together to perform a Kindness Freeze-mob/Flash-mob to the same song, same dance – the same day. Dance for Kindness brings together 50+ countries, 120+ cities and 15,000 participants.

To mark November 12th this year, Those In Need is organizing an event bigger than ever before. Delhi’s biggest kindness flash mob which will attract more than 1500 participants! They want to spread the message of Kindness, positive human interaction, global utility, teamwork, leadership, and positive self-expression through this event.

It all started with Kindness Boomerang, which explains how the world will look if everyone starts doing daily acts of Kindness. You can view the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwAYpLVyeFU

How to Show Your Support!

  1. Join event page: Join the New Delhi event page andinvite as many people as you can to join: Click HERE
  2. Register to Dance:Whether you consider yourself a professional or amateur dancer or not a dancer at all – Dance for Kindness is for you! Don’t miss out on your opportunity to join a global community uniting for kindness through the power of song and dance.Click HERE
  3. DFK 2017 FB Banner: Upload the DFK Official Facebook Cover Banner as your banner! Imagine having thousands of people across the globe with the same Cover Banner all promoting the power of kindness! Click HERE to download
  4. Donate now to help us in reaching out to more people and spreading the KINDNESS. Click HERE

Highlighting the importance of the event, Abhishek Saini&Shreya Bhatia, group leaders for Dance for Kindness and co-founders of Those In Need said, “In this hour of mutual distrust and disharmony, we can take this small step to spread the message of unity and brotherhood. It is our imperative duty to spread this message in every way we can. We need people to come together and look beyond the vices in each other. The message of peace should go loud & clear defying all the negativity.”

Let’s make Kindness go viral.  Become part of the change you wish to see in the world by taking a stand and dancing for Kindness because kindness does in fact keep the world afloat.

Join us and be a part of 1500+ participants coming from different parts of our community – children from different NGOS, college students, people from different walks of life, all coming together to embrace the positivity and kindness in them through Freeze Mob, Flash Mob and Selfie Time with Act of Kindness cards.

“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Date: Sunday, 12th November, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Connaught Place, New Delhi

Article Link: HERE

Tuesday 7th November 2017 Dance For Kindness By Those In Need Is Going To Be Delhi’s Biggest Kindness Flash Mob

ED Times

With the entire world, India too celebrates World Kindness Day. 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 you.

In 2012, Life Vest Inside initiated Dance for Kindness, a worldwide event in celebration of World Kindness Day. Groups from across the globe join together to perform a Kindness Freeze-mob/Flash-mob to the same song, same dance – the same day. Dance for Kindness brings together 50+ countries, 120+ cities, and 15,000 participants.

To mark November 12th this year, Those In Need is organizing an event bigger than ever before. Delhi’s biggest kindness flash mob which will attract more than 1500 participants! They want to spread the message of Kindness, positive human interaction, global utility, teamwork, leadership, and positive self-expression through this event.

It all started with Kindness Boomerang, which explains how the world will look if everyone starts doing daily acts of Kindness. You can view the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwAYpLVyeFU

How to Show Your Support!

  1. Join event page: Join the New Delhi event page and invite as many people as you can to join: Click HERE
  2. Register to Dance: Whether you consider yourself a professional or amateur dancer or not a dancer at all – Dance for Kindness is for you! Don’t miss out on your opportunity to join a global community uniting for kindness through the power of song and dance. Click HERE
  3. DFK 2017 FB Banner: Upload the DFK Official Facebook Cover Banner as your banner! Imagine having thousands of people across the globe with the same Cover Banner all promoting the power of kindness! Click HERE to download
  4. Donate now to help them in reaching out to more people and spreading the KINDNESS. Click HERE

Highlighting the importance of the event, Abhishek Saini & Shreya Bhatia, group leaders for Dance for Kindness and co-founders of Those In Need said, “In this hour of mutual distrust and disharmony, we can take this small step to spread the message of unity and brotherhood. It is our imperative duty to spread this message in every way we can. We need people to come together and look beyond the vices in each other. The message of peace should go loud & clear defying all the negativity.”

The team behind this wonderful initiative urge you to make Kindness go viral.  Become part of the change you wish to see in the world by taking a stand and dancing for Kindness because kindness does, in fact, keep the world afloat.

Join the event and be a part of 1500+ participants coming from different parts of the community – children from different NGO’s, college students, people from different walks of life, all coming together to embrace the positivity and kindness in them through Freeze Mob, Flash Mob and Selfie Time with Act of Kindness cards.

“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Date: Sunday, 12th November 2017

Time: 07:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Location: Connaught Place, New Delhi

ED is proud to have been their Blog Partner.

Article Link: HERE

Tuesday 7th November 2017 Delhi’s Biggest Kindness Flash Mob is Round the Corner. Are You Ready?

Campus Vibes

With the entire world, India too celebrates World Kindness Day. 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 you.

In 2012, Life Vest Inside initiated Dance for Kindness, a worldwide event in celebration of World Kindness Day. Groups from across the globe join together to perform a Kindness Freeze-mob/Flash-mob to the same song, same dance – the same day. Dance for Kindness brings together 50+ countries, 120+ cities, and 15,000 participants.

To mark November 12th this year, Those In Need is organizing an event bigger than ever before. Delhi’s biggest kindness flash mob which will attract more than 1500 participants! They want to spread the message of Kindness, positive human interaction, global utility, teamwork, leadership, and positive self-expression through this event.

It all started with Kindness Boomerang, which explains how the world will look if everyone starts doing daily acts of Kindness. You can view the video here:

Highlighting the importance of the event, Abhishek Saini & Shreya Bhatia, group leaders for Dance for Kindness and co-founders of Those In Need said, “In this hour of mutual distrust and disharmony, we can take this small step to spread the message of unity and brotherhood. It is our imperative duty to spread this message in every way we can. We need people to come together and look beyond the vices in each other. The message of peace should go loud & clear defying all the negativity.”

Let’s make Kindness go viral.  Become part of the change you wish to see in the world by taking a stand and dancing for Kindness because kindness does, in fact, keep the world afloat.


Article Link: HERE

Monday 6th November 2017 Those In Need acts as a matchmaker between NGOs and volunteers

YourStory

This not-for-profit organisation has created a digital display of NGOs and events so that volunteers can get opportunities that match their skill sets. On the other hand, NGOs, too, scout for volunteers through the platform. 

In 2014, during his first corporate job right out of college, Abhishek Saini was a young, energetic man in his 20s. Looking for NGOs to work within his free time, he found that there is a cost that many aspiring volunteers have to pay to connect to NGOs and causes of their choice. He then conducted an online survey of 500 students and professionals between the ages of 18 and 30 to understand what difficulties they face in looking for NGOs.

More than 70 percent of the people who participated in the survey said they searched online, 18 percent preferred offline sources, and the rest opted for word-of-mouth references. Eighty percent of professionals said they wanted part-time volunteer work they could engage in over weekends, or at irregular intervals. On the other hand, various NGOs were of the opinion that most people are only aware of the organisations that have the means to publicise themselves, making finding volunteers with appropriate skills a difficult and expensive task.

To bridge this gap between dreaming and doing, Abhishek and his friend Shreya Bhatia conceptualised Those in Need in New Delhi in September 2014.

Lending a hand

Lending Hands is the parent organisation, of which Those in Need is a part. The other initiative is Humans of Society, through which the team brings to light stories of changemakers. These changemakers are connected to Those in Need’s volunteer base. “Our team is over 6,000 strong,” says Abhishek of Those in Need’s staff and volunteers.

Those in Need unites non-profit organisations, volunteers, and corporates. It reduces the volunteer-scouting cost for NGOs, helps NGOs reach a skilled volunteer base and in their marketing and promotional efforts. In addition, the platform helps volunteers reach causes they are passionate about and channelise corporate funds to their chosen causes. The team of four is soon to launch a unique points system to incentivise volunteering to drive higher participation. Volunteers will be given points based on their work and their engagement in various causes.

The organisation is presently financially bootstrapped. It depends largely on corporate and volunteer donations.

For the society, by the youth

Despite one non-profit organisation for 400 people, India faces chronic socio-economic inequalities. Seventy-five percent of NGOs have inadequate funds to raise awareness about causes they support. Sixty-eight percent fail to attract skilled volunteers, says Abhishek.

Those in Need aims to revolutionise the Indian social sector through the use of technology.

Through partnerships with Life Vest Inside (New York), Bubble Parade (Singapore), Goodwill Tribe (Dubai), and SCRUFF (a dating app for gay men), the team has addressed issues like gender inequality, injustices against the LGBTQ community, youth mental health, and others. It has created more than 1,000 social media impressions and provided opportunities to more than 1,500 volunteers.

Those in Need works to use technology as the driving force, leveraging digital marketing to expand organisations’ outreach by showcasing their trustworthiness to a larger audience. With an analytical engine that is currently under development, it plans to drive volunteering based on skills, interest, and location. With a new impact-management tool that will be provided to each NGO, its reach, numbers of volunteers, funds raised, and impact created can be tracked. The motto is to have quantifiable results of social impact.

Article Link: HERE

Monday 6th November 2017 GET READY TO PARTICIPATE IN DELHI’S BIGGEST KINDNESS FLASH MOB

ATKT

Kindness is a virtue and there are no restrictions to when you can practice it. But it’s also sometimes easy to fall back and overlook this seemingly simple quality. So, in order to keep us on track, every year, on the 13th of November, we celebrate World Kindness Day.

In 2012, Life Vest Inside initiated Dance for Kindness, a worldwide event in celebration of World Kindness Day. Groups from across the globe join together to perform a Kindness Freeze-mob/Flash-mob to the same song, same dance – the same day. Dance for Kindness brings together 50+ countries, 120+ cities, and 15,000 participants.

This year, Those In Need is organizing an event bigger than ever before. Delhi’s biggest kindness flash mob which will attract more than 1500 participants, including children from different NGOs, college students, people from different walks of life, all coming together to embrace the positivity and kindness in them through Freeze Mob, Flash Mob and Selfie Time with Act of Kindness cards.

It all started with Kindness Boomerang, which explains how the world will look if everyone starts doing daily acts of Kindness. You can view the video here.

This is how you can show our support!

Join event page: Join the New Delhi event page and invite as many people as you can to join.

Register to Dance: Whether you consider yourself a professional or amateur dancer or not a dancer at all – Dance for Kindness is for you! Don’t miss out on your opportunity to join a global community uniting for kindness through the power of song and dance.

DFK 2017 FB Banner: Upload the DFK Official Facebook Cover Banner as your banner! Imagine having thousands of people across the globe with the same Cover Banner all promoting the power of kindness!

Donate now to help them in reaching out to more people and spreading the kindness.

Highlighting the importance of the event, Abhishek Saini & Shreya Bhatia, group leaders for Dance for Kindness and co-founders of Those In Need said,

In this hour of mutual distrust and disharmony, we can take this small step to spread the message of unity and brotherhood. It is our imperative duty to spread this message in every way we can. We need people to come together and l ook beyond the vices in each other. The message of peace should go loud & clear defying all the negativity.

Let’s make Kindness go viral.  Become part of the change you wish to see in the world by taking a stand and dancing for Kindness because kindness does, in fact, keep the world afloat.

Date: Sunday, 12th November 2017

Time: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Connaught Place, New Delhi

Article Link: HERE

Friday 27th October 2017 Delhi is all set to have Biggest Kindness Flash Mob Organised by Those In Need

MaStyleCare

In 2012, Life Vest Inside initiated Dance for Kindness, a worldwide event in celebration of World Kindness Day. Groups from across the globe join together to perform a Kindness Freeze-mob/Flash-mob to the same song, same dance – the same day. Dance for Kindness brings together 50+ countries, 120+ cities and 15,000 participants.

With the entire world, India too celebrates World Kindness Day. 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 you.

To mark November 12th this year, Those In Need is organizing an event bigger than ever before. Delhi’s biggest kindness flash mob which will attract more than 1500 participants! They want to spread the message of Kindness, positive human interaction, global utility, teamwork, leadership, and positive self-expression through this event.

It all started with Kindness Boomerang, which explains how the world will look if everyone starts doing daily acts of Kindness. You can view the video here:

How to Show Your Support!

1. Join event page: Join the New Delhi event page and invite as many people as you can to join: Click HERE

2. Register to Dance: Whether you consider yourself a professional or amateur dancer or not a dancer at all – Dance for Kindness is for you! Don’t miss out on your opportunity to join a global community uniting for kindness through the power of song and dance. Click HERE

3. DFK 2017 FB Banner: Upload the DFK Official Facebook Cover Banner as your banner! Imagine having thousands of people across the globe with the same Cover Banner all promoting the power of kindness! Click HERE to download

4. Donate now to help us in reaching out to more people and spreading the KINDNESS. Click HERE

Highlighting the importance of the event, Abhishek Saini & Shreya Bhatia, group leaders for Dance for Kindness and co-founders of Those In Need said, “In this hour of mutual distrust and disharmony, we can take this small step to spread the message of unity and brotherhood. It is our imperative duty to spread this message in every way we can. We need people to come together and look beyond the vices in each other. The message of peace should go loud & clear defying all the negativity.”

Let’s make Kindness go viral.  Become part of the change you wish to see in the world by taking a stand and dancing for Kindness because kindness does in fact keep the world afloat.

Date: Sunday, 12th November, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Connaught Place, New Delhi

Article Link: HERE

Wednesday 25th October 2017 Delhi’s Biggest Kindness Flash Mob Is Here And You Can Dance Too

University Express

With the entire world, India too celebrates World Kindness Day. 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 you.

In 2012, Life Vest Inside initiated Dance for Kindness, a worldwide event in celebration of World Kindness Day. Groups from across the globe join together to perform a Kindness Freeze-mob/Flash-mob to the same song, same dance – the same day. Dance for Kindness brings together 50+ countries, 120+ cities and 15,000 participants.

To mark November 12th this year, Those In Need is organizing an event bigger than ever before. Delhi’s biggest kindness flash mob which will attract more than 1500 participants! They want to spread the message of Kindness, positive human interaction, global utility, teamwork, leadership, and positive self-expression through this event.

It all started with Kindness Boomerang, which explains how the world will look if everyone starts doing daily acts of Kindness. You can view the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwAYpLVyeFU

How to Show Your Support!

  1. Join event page: Join the New Delhi event page and invite as many people as you can to join: Click HERE

     

  2. Register to Dance: Whether you consider yourself a professional or amateur dancer or not a dancer at all – Dance for Kindness is for you! Don’t miss out on your opportunity to join a global community uniting for kindness through the power of song and dance. Click HERE

     

  3. DFK 2017 FB Banner: Upload the DFK Official Facebook Cover Banner as your banner! Imagine having thousands of people across the globe with the same Cover Banner all promoting the power of kindness! Click HERE to download
  4. Donate now to help us in reaching out to more people and spreading the KINDNESS. Click HERE

Highlighting the importance of the event, Abhishek Saini & Shreya Bhatia, group leaders for Dance for Kindness and co-founders of Those In Need said, “In this hour of mutual distrust and disharmony, we can take this small step to spread the message of unity and brotherhood. It is our imperative duty to spread this message in every way we can. We need people to come together and look beyond the vices in each other. The message of peace should go loud & clear defying all the negativity.”

Let’s make Kindness go viral.  Become part of the change you wish to see in the world by taking a stand and dancing for Kindness because kindness does in fact keep the world afloat.

Join us and be a part of 1500+ participants coming from different parts of our community – children from different NGOS, college students, people from different walks of life, all coming together to embrace the positivity and kindness in them through Freeze Mob, Flash Mob and Selfie Time with Act of Kindness cards.

“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Date: Sunday, 12th November, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Connaught Place, New Delhi

Article Link: HERE

Tuesday 4th July 2017 No rain on Delhi's bike pride parade

Times of India

Tuesday 4th July 2017 Delhi witnessed its First Bike Pride amidst rains and wheels with a strong message of LGBTQ equality

MaStyle Care

Amidst the heavy showers of rain and cloud thundering on Sunday, the youth in the capital city of Delhi along with the LGBTQIA community came out on roads for the First Bike Pride of the city and of the country.  02-July is recognized as a significant date for LGBTQIA community as the High court of Delhi read down section 377 in 2009. This decision was further reversed by the Supreme Court in 2013 but still – the date of 02-July is remembered as the day of victory.

To celebrate this day, SCRUFF & Those In Need came together to organize the First ever Delhi Bike Pride. While it poured heavily, the participants still stepped out of their homes during the early hours of the morning and became a part of it with enthusiasm. The ride began while the participants were drenched completely. This also signified the spirit of the struggle and how this struggle for equality just cannot stop – no matter what obstacles are in between. The road was full of rainbow colors with smiling faces – riding for equality.

A number of organizations came in support of the event and joined for the March. It was beautiful to see how the allies joined the ride. While many of the allies – both men and women – were riding, a number of community members became the pillion members – signifying how the support of the allies to the community to take the movement ahead.

The march started from Lakshman Dhaba near IIFT where Harsh Agarwal, Yashwinder Singh and Gautam Yadav explained further the importance of this date and where does the community stand right now – from both legal and social perspective.

The participants were happy and excited to be a part of this Bike Pride. One of the participants who identifies as gay said, “It is good to see such new events coming up to raise our voice against the inequality, discrimination and bullying that we have to live with. Hope that this sends a strong message in the society that the LGBTQIA community exists and demands its rights.”

Article Link: HERE

Tuesday 4th July 2017 Pride’s motorcycle diary - 1

The Asian Age

Monday 3rd July 2017 Pride’s motorcycle diary

The Asian Age

Firstly due to some permission-related issue, the route of the event was changed from South Extension-Jantar Mantar to Katwaria Sarai-Hauz Khas. Secondly, on Sunday, the Rain Gods seemed in no mood to relent. However, despite these hiccups, 30 bike riders and as many pillion riders came out to commemorate the landmark High Court decision of decriminalisation of homosexual acts involving consenting adults, taken on July 2, 2009, which was overturned by the Supreme Court in 2013.

Lending their support to the LGBTQ community, both members and their allies hit the road, in what they called the first-ever “Bike Pride” in the city. The participants were completely drenched even before they began the procession as it had began drizzling since the wee hours. But they didn’t let the rain spoil their party. The bikers then began their rally with the participants waving posters and banners with messages asking for equality and acceptance of diversity. They also raised slogans to end hate crimes of all kinds.

The event was the brainchild of Scruff, a global dating and social networking app for men looking to meet other and Those In Need, an NGO working for the welfare of minorities. The Bike Pride saw two types of organisations joining hands. A number of organisations that raise voice for the community like Humsafar Trust, Tweet Foundation, Indian Aces, Youth LEAD, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, Adhikaar India, Love Matters and Sangini were supported by city-based bikers groups like Bikerni, Women’s International Motorcycle Association, Full Throttle, Bikers Paradise, Parindey, Turbo Xtreme, Youth Riderz Club and United Spartan Bikers among many others. 26-year-old Shadman Alvi from the Bajaj Avengers Club said, “We had an amazing experience. Our society believes that the grievance of the queer community is a non-issue. But we are trying to be with them in this fight. And to be honest, their protest hardly looks like a protest with so many colourful posters, song and dance and smiling faces. Also, we as a biking communty have always done rallies to support various causes and this time, we have extended our support to the LGBTQ rights and are hoping that society will take notice of our efforts.”  

When the march concluded, activists Harsh Agarwal, Yashwinder Singh and Gautam Yadav explained the participants about the importance of the date and the decision and where does the community stand right now on both legal and social perspectives. Then the participants flew rainbow balloons in the sky to mark the conclusion of the pride. Harsh told us, “It was beautiful to see how the allies joined the ride despite the rains. Not a single person said that we should cancel the event because it was pouring. A big takeaway from such an event was how the biking groups came to show their solidarity to our cause. We had about ten women bikers and so we also dismissed the stereotype that attaches biking with masculinity.”

Article Link: HERE

Monday 3rd July 2017 Delhi Rides With Pride

Hindustan Times 

Monday 3rd July 2017 Same gender dating app 'Scruff' organises Pride Bike Rally in Delhi

Everything Experiential

While it poured heavily, the participants stepped out of their homes early in morning of 2nd July 2017 and became a part of the first bike pride of the city and of the country. The ride began while the participants were drenched completely. This also signified the spirit of the struggle as roads were embellished with smiling faces - riding for equality.

A number of organisations came in support of the event and joined for the march. This included not only the community organisations like Humsafar Trust, TWEET Foundation, Indian Aces, Youth LEAD, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, Adhikaar India, Love Matters & Sangini but also bikers groups of men and women like that of the Bikerni, Women’s International Motorcycle Association, Full Throttle, Bikers Paradise, REBC, ROB, Parindey, Turbo Xtreme, Youth Riderz Club and United Spartan Bikers.

It was beautiful to see how the allies joined the ride. While many of the allies - both men and women- were riding, a number of community members became the pillion members - signifying how the support of the allies to the community to take the movement ahead.

The march started from Lakshman Dhaba near IIFT where Harsh Agarwal, Yashwinder Singh and Gautam Yadav explained further the importance of this date and where does the community stand right now - from both legal and social perspective.

The march ended at Hauz Khas Village where the participants marched in circles and flew rainbow balloons in the sky while some of them stood with posters and banners with messages of equality, diversity and to end hate for the LGBTQIA community - all while it rained heavily.

SCRUFF Founder and CEO, Eric Silverberg said, “On behalf of SCRUFF, I’d like to thank all participants that joined the First Delhi Bike Pride as we commemorated a day of victory for the LGBTQIA community when Section 377 IPC was read down on July 2, 2009. Although the Supreme Court of India reversed that decision in 2013, this day continues to serve as a reminder that our community’s rights are worth fighting for, and SCRUFF supports initiatives that aim to advance equal LGBTQIA rights in India.” - 

Abhishek Saini, Co-founder of Those In Need said, “We are happy and thankful that the participants from the community and the allies came out while it rained heavily. The determination of the participants is worth to applaud for and that was something that made this landmark event possible. Hoping for more such collaborations between the LGBTQIA community and the allies for the struggle of equality to take a step ahead.”

The participants were happy and excited to be a part of this Bike Pride. One of the participants who identifies as gay said, “It is good to see such new events coming up to raise our voice against the inequality, discrimination and bullying that we have to live with. Hope that this sends a strong message in the society that the LGBTQIA community exists and demands its rights.”

Article Link: HERE

Monday 3rd July 2017 First Bike Pride Held In Delhi

Bike India

The capital city of Delhi saw its First Bike Pride held out on the roads by the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer, intersex and asexual/ally) community on 2 July 2017.

The 2nd of July is remembered as a day of victory for the LGBTQIA community, and to celebrate this day, SCRUFF (global dating app) and Those In Need (Not-For-Profit organisation) came together and carried out this great initiative. The march started from Lakshman Dhaba near IIFT and ended at Hauz Khas Village. The heavy rains did not hinder the spirit of the community as the participants still rode with smiling faces in the name of equality. It was scenic to see the members of the community unified to ride for a common cause. While many of the allies – both men and women – were riding, a number of community members became the pillion members – signifying how the support of the allies to the community to take the movement ahead.

SCRUFF Founder and CEO, Eric Silverberg said,“On behalf of SCRUFF, I’d like to thank all participants that joined the First Delhi Bike Pride as we commemorated a day of victory for the LGBTQIA community when Section 377 IPC was read down on July 2, 2009. Although the Supreme Court of India reversed that decision in 2013, this day continues to serve as a reminder that our community’s rights are worth fighting for, and SCRUFF supports initiatives that aim to advance equal LGBTQIA rights in India.” 

Article Link: HERE

Monday 3rd July 2017 Heavy rains Capital celebrates first LGBTQ bike parade NEW DELH

Daily Post

Heavy rains Capital celebrates first LGBTQ bike parade NEW DELHI. The day, July 2, 2009, marks the date when the Delhi High Court repealed Section 377 that criminalises homosexuality.

And a host of Delhiites decided to mark the day this year, with a first-of-its-kind queer bike parade. “This bike pride is more than what it looks at the surface. It stands for the fact that there is space for as much LGBTQIA events as we want. Innovative thinking attracts people. We want to be heard and such events start a conversation,” says Abhishek Saini, co-founder, Those In Need, one of the organisers.

The path of love is not an easy one, but the thunder and incessant rains couldn’t do much to deter Delhi’s first LGBTQ bike pride parade that took place on Sunday. Organised by Scruff and Those In Need, a not-for-profit organisation and supported by many other NGOs like Azad Foundation and The Humsafar Trust, the parade started from the Qutab Institutional Area and culminated at Hauz Khas Village. Biker groups like Bikerni, Full Throttle, Parindey and Women’s International Motorcycle Association made this event a reality. Agarwal believes that the rain “signifies our struggle. Doesn’t matter what the obstacle, we always move with our struggle.

Article Link: HERE

Monday 3rd July 2017 दिल्ली में बारिश और सतरंगी झंडों के साथ हुआ पहला 'बाइक प्राइड'

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आज का दिन ऐतिहासिक दिनों में शामिल हो गया है। आज बारिश और सतरंगी झंडों के साथ दिल्ली में पहला 'बाइक प्राइड' समपन्न हुआ है।

बता दें कि 2 जुलाई यानि की आज के ही दिन दिल्ली हाई कोर्ट ने सेक्शन 377 से समलैंगिक सम्बन्धों को जुर्म होने को खारिज कर दिया था। हालांकि इस फैसले को सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने वापस बदल दिया था, लेकिन 2 जुलाई यह दर्शाता है की इस समाज में और इस देश में समानता की आशा है। इसलिए ये दिन एक जीत की ख़ुशी में मनाया जाता है। 

इसी दिन की साल गिरह को मानाने के लिए स्क्रफ और दोस इन नीड ने मिल के इस बाइक प्राइड को आयोजित किया है। आज भारी बरसात के बावजूद भी लोगों के हौसले नहीं टूटे और सभी ने भीगते हुए इस प्राइड में शिरकत की। यह ये भी दर्शाता है की समानता के इस संघर्ष को किसी भी मुसीबतों के बावजूद रोका नहीं जा सकता।

इस में जुड़ने के लिए कई संस्थाएं आगे आयीं और अपना सहयोग दिया। इस में हमसफ़र ट्रस्ट, यूथ लीड, अलायन्स, ट्वीट फाउंडेशन, इंडियन ऐसेस, लव मैटर्स, अधिकार इंडिया और संगिनी भी थे। इसी के साथ-साथ कई, बाइकिंग समुदाय के लोग भी सामने आये और इस बाइक प्राइड को सफल बनाया।

इन में मौजूद थे Bikerni, Women’s International Motorcycle Association, Full Throttle, Bikers Paradise, REBC, ROB, Parindey, Turbo Xtreme, Youth Riderz Club और United Spartan Bikers।

जहाँ बाइकिंग समुदाय के लोगो बाइक चला रहे थे वही लगब्तकिए समुदाय के लोग उनके पीछे बैठ के आगे बढें। LGBTQIA समुदाय और उनके साथियों को इस तरह साथ काम करते हुए एक खूबसूरत समां सा बांध गया और आती हुई तेज़ बारिश ने उसमे चार चाँद लगा दिए। इस के माध्यम से यह भी दर्शाया गया की समानता के यह संघर्ष अकेले नहीं लढा जा सकता। बल्कि साथियों की मदद लेते हुए इसे और बेहतर तरीके से आगे ले जाया जा सकता है। यह प्राइड मार्च लक्ष्मण ढाबा से शुरू हुई जहाँ हर्ष अग्रवाल, गौतम यादव और यशविंदर सिंह ने २ जुलाई के बारे में और विस्तार से बताया और वर्तमान की स्थिति बताई. यहाँ से शुरू करते हुई और बारिश में भीगते हुए, यह प्राइड हौज़ ख़ास में ख़तम हुई जहाँ पे चक्कर लगते हुए लोगो ने समानता और नफरत के खिलाफ सन्देश दिए।

स्क्रफ के Founder और  CEO - एरिक सिल्वरबर्ग ने कहा, "स्क्रफ की तरफ से मैं सभी का शुक्रिया करना चाहूंगा की वो आये और इसमें भाग लिया. यह दिन हमें जीत की याद दिलाता है और ये याद दिलाता है की हमें हमारे हक़ की लड़ाई लड़नी चाहिए. स्क्रफ हर ऐसी पहल को समर्थन देता है जिस से समाज LGBTQIA समुदाय की समानता के लिए आगे बढे।"

बता दें कि स्क्रफ, समलैंगिक समुदाय के जुड़ने के लिए विश्व की एक बहुत बड़ी ऍप है। स्क्रफ ने पहले भी भारत में समुदाय को सहारा देने के लिए कई विशेष कार्यक्रमो में मदद की है और कुछ प्राइड परेड में भी आर्थिक मदद की है।  

Those In Need एक नॉट फॉर प्रॉफिट संसथान है और Lending Hands Foundation के अन्तर्गत आता है। Lending Hands फाउंडेशन किसी भी तरीके के अल्पसंख्यको के लिए काम करती है। Those In Need एक माध्यम है ताकि NGOs , वालंटियर्स, विश्वविद्यालय और कम्पनीज एक दूसरे से जुड़ सके और एक दूसरे की मदद कर सके।

Article Link: HERE

Monday 3rd July 2017 LGBT Community And Supporters Ride For Pride In Delhi

Zig Wheels

In 2013, the Supreme Court reversed the Delhi High Court's order, dated July 2, 2009, which prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation. The date is since then celebrated every year among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community as a legal victory for the group, even though the judicial system stands against it. Yesterday, members of the LGBT community and supporters of gay rights gathered in the capital to celebrate not just the legal triumph, but also their increasingly wide social acceptance among their fellow citizens.

To organise the ride, Scruff, an international dating site/app for the LGBT community, joined hands with ThoseInNeed.in, a collaboration of NGOs, volunteers and, of course, those in need. The gay community and their supporters grabbed a bite at the Lakshman Dhaba near the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and rode to Hauz Khas Village. On the way, the group displayed messages of equality, waved the rainbow flags and released rainbow balloons.

Scruff founder and CEO, Eric Silverberg, said, “On behalf of SCRUFF, I’d like to thank all participants that joined the First Delhi Bike Pride as we commemorated a day of victory for the LGBTQIA community when Section 377 IPC was read down on July 2, 2009. Although the Supreme Court of India reversed that decision in 2013, this day continues to serve as a reminder that our community’s rights are worth fighting for, and SCRUFF supports initiatives that aim to advance equal LGBTQIA rights in India.”

Abhishek Saini, co-founder of Those In Need, said, “We are happy and thankful that the participants from the community and the allies came out while it rained heavily. The determination of the participants is worth to applaud for and that was something that made this landmark event possible. Hoping for more such collaborations between the LGBTQIA community and the allies for the struggle of equality to take a step ahead.”

Article Link: HERE

Sunday 2nd July 2017 Delhi’s pride: Despite heavy rains, Capital celebrates first LGBTQ bike parade

Hindustan Times 

The day, July 2, 2009, marks the date when the Delhi High Court repealed Section 377 that criminalises homosexuality. And a host of Delhiites decided to mark the day this year, with a first-of-its-kind queer bike parade. “This bike pride is more than what it looks at the surface. It stands for the fact that there is space for as much LGBTQIA events as we want. Innovative thinking attracts people. We want to be heard and such events start a conversation,” says Abhishek Saini, co-founder, Those In Need, one of the organisers.

Commenting on what the day means to the participants and members of the community, activist Harsh Agarwal says, “July 2 is a very important day for us because in 2009, the Delhi High Court read down Section 377, decriminalising homosexuality. It means a lot to us — it means equality is possible and diversity can co-exist.”

The path of love is not an easy one, but the thunder and incessant rains couldn’t do much to deter Delhi’s first LGBTQ bike pride parade that took place on Sunday. Organised by Scruff and Those In Need, a not-for-profit organisation and supported by many other NGOs like Azad Foundation and The Humsafar Trust, the parade started from the Qutab Institutional Area and culminated at Hauz Khas Village. Biker groups like Bikerni, Full Throttle, Parindey and Women’s International Motorcycle Association made this event a reality. Agarwal believes that the rain “signifies our struggle. Doesn’t matter what the obstacle, we always move with our struggle. We will still go on, no matter what comes,” he adds. Amid thunder, bikers had a bit of fun by making music by vrooming their bike engines.

The movement has gained momentum over the years, with more people becoming aware and vocal about LGBTQ rights. What has been the change and what brought it about? Activist Yashwinder Singh, who works with The Humsafar Trust, says, “10 or 20 years ago, nobody used to talk about homosexuality, but now at least people are coming out and talking. What matters is societal acceptance. All these people here are agents of change. These baby steps, if taken all over the country, will definitely yield a positive result.”

Devi Banerjee, a biker and social activist from Azad Foundation says that the mindset needs to change and it has to start with the parents. “The society has to understand that this is not unnatural. Awareness should come from home,” she says. And what has made this bike ride different from other bike rides she has been on? “There were no rules for this ride. Also, not all of these people are bikers. They have come for a cause,” she adds.

A participant, who belongs from the community, but doesn’t wish to be named, says this ride gave him a sense of solidarity. “I was never a part of the community like this earlier, but here, I got to open up to a lot of people. It’s a different kind of feeling when you talk to people who understand you. It’s nice being welcomed,” he says.

Another participant and member of the community, Dimple Chaudhary, feels that love shouldn’t be compartmentalised with gender and sexuality roles. “Let love be love,” she says, “This is my first bike ride and I am so thankful to everyone who came here, be it on bikes, car or even on foot. They supported the community.”

Article Link: HERE

Sunday 2nd July 2017 FIRST DELHI BIKE PRIDE SPREADS STRONG MESSAGE OF EQUALITY

Motown India

It was not the first Delhi Bike Parade, rather it was the first Delhi Bike Pride for the LGBTQIA community that was held on July 02, 2017. The LGBTQIA community basically encompasses lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, the queer, the intersex and the asexuals. 

July 02, the date means a lot to this community as it was on this day in the year 2009 that the Delhi High Court read down section 377. In essence, it meant that Chapter XVI, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code dating back to 1860 was decriminalised with respect to sex between consenting adults. The judgement was, however, overturned by the Supreme Court of India on December 11, 2013.

Section 377 introduced during the British rule of India, criminalises sexual activities \"against the order of nature\", which also include homosexual sexual activities.

But despite all this, July 02 is remembered as the day of victory. To celebrate this day, SCRUFF and Those In Need came together to organise the First ever Delhi Bike Pride. SCRUFF is a global dating, travelling and social networking app for men looking to meet other men.

While it poured heavily, the participants still stepped out of their homes early in morning and became a part of it. The ride began while the participants were drenched completely.

A number of organisations came in support of the event and joined for the march. This included not only the community organisations like Humsafar Trust, TWEET Foundation, Indian Aces, Youth LEAD, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, Adhikaar India, Love Matters & Sangini but also bikers groups of men and women like that of the Bikerni, Women’s International Motorcycle Association, Full Throttle, Bikers Paradise, REBC, ROB, Parindey, Turbo Xtreme, Youth Riderz Club and United Spartan Bikers.

While many of the allies - both men and women - were riding, a number of community members became the pillion members - signifying how the support of the allies to the community to take the movement ahead.

The march started from Lakshman Dhaba near IIFT where Harsh Agarwal, Yashwinder Singh and Gautam Yadav explained further the importance of this date and where does the community stand right now - from both legal and social perspective.

The march ended at Hauz Khas Village where the participants marched in circles and flew rainbow balloons in the sky while some of them stood with posters and banners with messages of equality, diversity and to end hate for the LGBTQIA community - all while it rained heavily.

Article Link: HERE

Sunday 2nd July 2017 First Delhi Bike Pride: Rains, Colours, Wheels and a strong message of equality.

Auto News Press

While the cloud thundered and it showered in the capital city of Delhi, the LGBTQIA community came out on roads for the First Bike Pride of the city and of the country.  02-July is recognised as a significant date for LGBTQIA community as the High court of Delhi read down section 377 in 2009. This decision was further reversed by the Supreme Court in 2013 but still – the date of 02-July is remembered as the day of victory. To celebrate this day, SCRUFF & Those In Need came together to organise the First ever Delhi Bike Pride. While it poured heavily, the participants still stepped out of their homes early in morning and became a part of it. The ride began while the participants were drenched completely. This also signified the spirit of the struggle and how this struggle for equality just can not stop – no matter what obstacles are in between. The road was full of colours with smiling faces – riding for equality.

A number of organisations came in support of the event and joined for the march. This included not only the community organisations like Humsafar Trust, TWEET Foundation, Indian Aces, Youth LEAD, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, Adhikaar India, Love Matters & Sangini but also bikers groups of men and women like that of the Bikerni, Women’s International Motorcycle Association, Full Throttle, Bikers Paradise, REBC, ROB, Parindey, Turbo Xtreme, Youth Riderz Club and United Spartan Bikers.

It was beautiful to see how the allies joined the ride. While many of the allies – both men and women – were riding, a number of community members became the pillion members – signifying how the support of the allies to the community to take the movement ahead.

The march started from Lakshman Dhaba near IIFT where Harsh Agarwal, Yashwinder Singh and Gautam Yadav explained further the importance of this date and where does the community stand right now – from both legal and social perspective.

The march ended at Hauz Khas Village where the participants marched in circles and flew rainbow balloons in the sky while some of them stood with posters and banners with messages of equality, diversity and to end hate for the LGBTQIA community – all while it rained heavily.

SCRUFF Founder and CEO, Eric Silverberg said,

“On behalf of SCRUFF, I’d like to thank all participants that joined the First Delhi Bike Pride as we commemorated a day of victory for the LGBTQIA community when Section 377 IPC was read down on July 2, 2009. Although the Supreme Court of India reversed that decision in 2013, this day continues to serve as a reminder that our community’s rights are worth fighting for, and SCRUFF supports initiatives that aim to advance equal LGBTQIA rights in India.” –

Abhishek Saini, Co-founder of Those In Need said,

We are happy and thankful that the participants from the community and the allies came out while it rained heavily. The determination of the participants is worth to applaud for and that was something that made this landmark event possible. Hoping for more such collaborations between the LGBTQIA community and the allies for the struggle of equality to take a step ahead.

The participants were happy and excited to be a part of this Bike Pride. One of the participants who identifies as gay said,

“It is good to see such new events coming up to raise our voice against the inequality, discrimination and bullying that we have to live with. Hope that this sends a strong message in the society that the LGBTQIA community exists and demands its rights.”

About SCRUFF:

SCRUFF is a global dating, travelling and social networking app for men looking to meet other men. SCRUFF – is a socially responsible organisation and aims to grow with the communities in the country they operate in. Having experienced exponential growth in India, SCRUFF has supported film festivals, prides, regular parties and organised flashmob with the aim to engage and strengthen the Indian LGBTQ community.

About Those In Need:

Those In Need is a Not-For- Profit organization child of Lending Hands Foundation – which has as mission to work for the welfare of minorities. Through civil society engagement, volunteers support community development by organizing resources and obtaining an effective response. Those In Need provides a network platform to various NGOs, volunteers, educational institutions and others to maximise the impact of their philanthropic efforts. Website: www.thoseinneed.in

Article Link: HERE

Thursday 29th June 2017 1st Delhi Bike Pride By SCRUFF And Those In Need - ED Times

ED Times 

SCRUFF, along with Those In Need, is organising the first Delhi Bike Pride on the historic date of July 2nd to commemorate the date that the Delhi High Court repealed Section 377 of the Constitution.

This day is celebrated by the LGBTQ community of India as a day of victory and despite the reinstatement of section 377 in 2013, we are reminded that equality is possible.

The Delhi Bike Pride is a celebration of the colors and diversity of the rich LGBTQ community as they stand in defiance of the High Court’s 2013.

A number of LGBTQ organisations have come forth to support this initiative including Humsafar Trust, TWEET Foundation, Indian Aces, Youth LEAD, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, Adhikaar India, SHEROES, Love Matters, Mastylecare, and more.

The event aims to bring to light the constitutional shackles they live with and the harassment and exploitation they are subjected to as a result of the ruling.

However, despite all this – they live their lives with dignity and continue their struggle for equality.

Article Link: HERE

Thursday 29th June 2017 First Bike Pride In Delhi To Happen In July And We Feel Proud!

EVENATO

Hold your breath because Scruff and Those In Need have decided to make the capital witness its first Bike Pride in Delhi!

Keep the date -2nd July – reserved to hop on your Bikes, Scooties and Cycles, celebrating the entry of this bizarre community!

In 2009, on 2nd July, the High Court in Delhi had decriminalized section 377 which had thankfully released the LGBTQ Community from this heinous law. However, the decision was changed by the Apex Court in 2013 but the particular date of 2nd July is still like a ray of hope till today.

Therefore, to remember the historic day, this unusual and innovative event Bike Pride in Delhi has been planned in which anybody who rides any kind of two-wheeler can ride on the streets of South Extension II till the street of Janpath, wearing catchy coloured outfits and carrying placards with supportive messages. Don’t worry if you want to support the cause but can’t ride because you can be a part of the event as a pillion rider also!

So cancel all your other plans on 2nd July and register yourselves to be a part of this cause of equality in the country!

Where: E-10, South Extension Main Market, South Extension Part II
When: 2nd July, 6:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Article Link: HERE

Wednesday 28th June 2017 Delhi is ready to Host its first LGBTQ Pride Bike Ride

MaStyle Care

July 2nd being the historic date when the Delhi High court repealed section 377 of the constitution. This day is celebrated by the LGBTQ community of India as a day of victory and despite the reinstatement of section 377 in 2013, we are reminded that equality is possible. To commemorate the day Scruff and Those in Need is organising the First Delhi Bike Pride.

The event is all about inclusive diversity and aims to bring to light the constitutional shackles in which the LGBTQ community live with and the harassment and exploitation they are subjected to as a result of the ruling. However, despite all this – they live their lives with dignity and continue their struggle for equality.

The participants will gather at South Extension II and the march will end at Jantar Mantar, taking the rainbow flag across the city.

Event Details:

Date & Time: 2nd July 2017 & 06:30 AM

Starting Point: South Extension II Marekt Parking Area & End Point: Jantar Mantar

Main Event Page: CLICK HERE

Registration link: CLICK HERE

Article Link: HERE

Tuesday 27th June 2017 Delhi’s first LGBTQ pride parade on bikes taking place on July 2

Hindustan Times

Scruff and Those In Need are organising a LGBTQ event on July 2 where members of the LGBTQ community shall be riding cycles, scooters and bikes from South Extension II to Jantar Mantar. It’s Delhi’s first Bike Pride Rally.

It was on this very day in 2009 that the High Court of India had decriminalised homosexuality- and although this was reversed in 2013, it still is a landmark day.

You are allowed to get banners and posters of different kinds but do remember that you shall be riding on a bike, so plan accordingly.

Date: July 2
Place: Starting from the parking lot at South Ex II
Time: 6.30 am – 10 am

For more details about the event you can click HERE to go to their Facebook page.

Article Link: HERE

Tuesday 27th June 2017 Delhi’s first LGBTQ pride parade on bikes taking place on July 2 - Jammu Links News

Jammu Links News

NEW DELHI: Scruff and Those In Need are organising a LGBTQ event on July 2 where members of the LGBTQ community shall be riding cycles, scooters and bikes from South Extension II to Jantar Mantar. It’s Delhi’s first Bike Pride Rally. It was on this very day in 2009 that the High Court of India had decriminalised homosexuality- and although this was reversed in 2013, it still is a landmark day. You are allowed to get banners and posters of different kinds but do remember that you shall be riding on a bike, so plan accordingly.

Date: July 2 Place: 

Starting from the parking lot at South Ex II Time: 6.30 am – 10 am

Article Link: HERE

Monday 26th June 2017 Delhi's First Bike Pride Is Happening In July And We're Shook!

Whats Hot

To the point: Don’t keep calm, because Scruff and Those In Need are bringing the first two-wheeler pride parade to the capital!

Mark the date – July 2nd to celebrate the queer community in the city and wait, you get to do it on bikes, cycles and scootys!  

It was on July 2nd in 2009 when the High Court of Delhi decriminalised section 377, releasing the LGBTQ community from years of this barbaric law. Although the decision was reversed in 2013 by the Supreme Court, this date remains as a beacon of hope even today. Celebrating that historic moment, comes this one of a kind event, where anyone who owns a two-wheeler (bike, cycle of scooty) can take to the streets from South Extension II till Janpath, dress up in flamboyant colors and outfits and carry their own banners and placards with a message of support. And if you don't know how to ride a bike, worry not, you can participate as a pillion rider as well.

So what are you waiting for? Register, get on a bike and voice your opinion in support of equality in our country.

What: 1st Delhi Bike Pride
When: July 2nd, 6.30am to 10.30am
Where: E – 10, South Extension Main Market, South Extension Part II

To register, click here.

Article Link: HERE

Monday 26th June 2017 A pride parade on wheels: Here's all you need to know

T2 Online

Cancel all your weekend plans, we have the perfect Sunday outing for you. The capital is all set to host the first Delhi Bike Pride on July 2, the historic date when Delhi High Court had repealed Section 377 of the Constitution, which criminalises homosexuality. This day is celebrated by the LGBTQ community of India as a day of victory and despite the reinstatement of Section 377 in 2013, we are reminded that equality is possible.

The ride has been organised by SCRUFF, a global dating, travelling and social networking app for men and a non-profit organisation for the minorities, Those In Need. The colourful ride kickstarts from South Extension Part 2 at 6.30 am and will culminate at Jantar Mantar. Pillion-riders, those sans a bike and even proud owners of scooties or cycles are welcome too. You can check out the dates on their Facebook event page to register.

Many organisations have come forward to join the Delhi Bike Pride to bring to light the harassment and exploitation that the LGBTQ community are subjected to as a result of the court ruling. So, hold up your rainbow flag high and get ready for spin across the city on a Sunday morning.

Article Link: HERE

Monday 26th June 2017 1st Delhi Bike Pride by Scruff & Those In Need

Passion Street

2-July is a historic date when in 2009, High Court of Delhi repealed section 377 and the LGBTQ community found a new hope for equality. Despite being reversed in 2013 by the supreme court, this date remains an important milestone in India’s LGBTQ rights movement.

To commemorate this day and to express and celebrate our identity and diversity while making a call for freedom, SCRUFF and Those In Need are organising the first Delhi Bike Pride. We invite you to join us and be there with all your colours to be a part of it. 

All kind of banners and posters are allowed! But do keep in mind that you will be on a bike. So if you are creating new posters or banners, think accordingly!
About SCRUFF 
SCRUFF is a global dating, travelling and social networking app for men looking to meet other men. SCRUFF - is a socially responsible organisation and aims to grow with the communities in the country they operate in. Having experienced exponential growth in India, SCRUFF has supported film festivals, prides, regular parties and organised flashmob with the aim to engage and strengthen the Indian LGBTQ community.

About Those In Need
Those In Need is a Not-For- Profit organization child of Lending Hands Foundation – which has as mission to work for the welfare of minorities. Through civil society engagement, volunteers support community development by organizing resources and obtaining an effective response. Those In Need provides a network platform to various NGOs, volunteers, educational institutions and others to maximise the impact of their philanthropic efforts.
Website: www.thoseinneed.in 

Partners:
The Humsafar Trust 
TWEET Foundation 
Indian Aces 
Youth LEAD India
Article Link: HERE

Monday 26th June 2017 Delhi's First Bike Pride

NavBharat Times

Sunday 25th June 2017 Delhi's first bike pride rally on July 2

Times of India

This year, on July 2, some members of the LGBTQ community in the city won't walk, but ride from South Extension II to Jantar Mantaron their two-wheelers. The capital will witness its first Bike Pride Rally on the day when the Delhi High Court, in 2009, repealed Section 377.

The organisers told us that the rally is to remind us that there should be only pride and no prejudice, and it is going to be colourful and glittery. The participants will gather at South Ex II and ride till Jantar Mantar, taking the rainbow flag across the city. The rally will be backed by a number of NGOs and organizations.

For the past 10 years, the Queer Pride Parade is organised in Barakhamba, but it is for the first time that a Bike Pride Rally will be organised.

Harsh Aggarwal, one of the organisers of the rally, said, "We celebrate July 2 as a day of victory for the LGBTQ community. Despite the reinstatement of Section 377 in 2013, this day reminds us that equality is possible. We are expecting over 60 bike riders. We are looking forward to it."

Article Link: HERE

Friday 23rd June 2017 Go For This LGBTQ Pride Ride That's Going To See Everyone On Scooters & Bikes!

LBB Delhi

What Is It?

Scruff and Those In Need are organising a unique bike ride on July 2 to celebrate everyone’s right to love and love freely. Instead of walking through the streets, however, everyone in support will take to cycles, scooties or bikes.

It was on the same date in 2009 that the High Court of India had decriminalised homosexuality and even though 2013 saw it reversed, it continues to be a landmark day. This bike pride is a celebration of the same.

Who Is It For?

Everyone who’s for love, peace and happiness. Which we assume, should be anybody and everybody. And of course those who like to ride and have an open mind {and heart}. 

It’s not often that we get to celebrate heterogeneity and this happens to be one of those rare instances. So, hop on to that rickety scooty or borrow your neighbour’s cycle… Take to the roads to support diversity, folks.

Why Should I Go For It?

In the middle of all the chaos that surrounds our everyday, there’s a spark of kindness that keeps us going. This pride ride is that hint of sunshine.

We think it’s also a great way to spend your Sunday, supporting a cause that’s bigger than that extra sleep time. Plus, there are going to be a whole lot of kind and fun people riding with you.

Anything Else?

Get your own two-wheeler, posters and funk.

Even if you can’t ride, you’re free to ride pillion with friends, families and fellow pride participants {everyone’s going to be nice and welcoming}. The drive will kick start from South Ex II Parking lot at 6.30am and will go to Jantar Mantar.

Follow the updates on Facebook. Register here.

When: July 2

Where: It’ll start from the parking lot at South Ex II

Timings: 6.30am – 10am

Article Link: HERE

Sunday 4th June 2017 Dance for Pride – An Attempt by the LGBTQ Community to Break Stereotypes Through Flash Mob

Gay Laxy

The LGBTQ community in India still struggles, awaiting for the social and constitutional justice that it deserves. Amidst this, the community is tagged with many stereotypes filled with stigma.

The LGBTQ community in Delhi is coming together to dance on the indigenous beats of Dhol – a unique way in itself to put the thought forward and show the world who they are. The event will be held at Hauz Khas Village and will start with a freeze mob followed by a powerful queer dance.

The event will be presented by SCRUFF – one of the largest GBTQ dating apps, as well as a travelling guide and social network. Originally targeting gay men, SCRUFF has become an example of the most inclusive and diverse platforms worldwide.

“Dance for pride – Breaking the Stereotypes” is an attempt to make a bold statement beyond all the stereotypes and to manifest with Pride. Dance for Pride will have open doors for whoever wants to join in solidarity with equality. SCRUFF has in the past sponsored different Pride organizations such as Jaipur and Chandigarh Prides. The app has also partnered with multiple LGBTQ events like Kashish Film Festival, Queer Carnival and DIQTFF.

Dance for Pride is being organised by Those In Need, a Not-For-Profit child organization of Lending Hands Foundation – which has works for the welfare of minorities. Through civil society engagement, volunteers support community development by organizing resources and obtaining an effective response, Those In Need provides a network platform to various NGOs, volunteers, educational institutions and others to maximise the impact of their philanthropic efforts.

Miguel Moscoso, International Marketing Manager SCRUFF, the person in charge of Indian initiatives says: “By bringing this flashmob to Delhi, we would like to remind everyone in India that the local LGBTQ people are supported and united with the rest of our community worldwide. This will be a great opportunity for us to show the beauty of our non-stereotypical colors and diversity. We want to dance for pride and pass the message in the most vibrant way we can…”

Abhishek Saini and Shreya Bhatia Co-founder, Lending Hands foundation, further adds: “We are overwhelmed with the response that we have got from the participants! We expect inclusivity and acceptance from the society and applaud the ones who have joined hands with us for this event. Breaking the stereotypes and making this a better place for all of us to live is the aim we wish to accomplish.”

Article Link: HERE

Saturday 27th May 2017 Global Bubble Parade organized in Delhi broke all the Beauty Stereotypes

MaStyle Care

Those In Need and You Are Beautiful Project collaborated to bring ‘Global Bubble Parade’ for the second time in New Delhi yesterday, 28th May, 2017.

Through this event, they intended to stop society from defining people by the way they look, dress up, their gender and even their sexual preferences. The theme that they stood for was “Break Beauty Stereotypes”.

Bubble Parade witnessed a large crowd enjoying themselves with bubbles, spreading the message of being comfortable and being ‘WHO YOU ARE’.

The event started with a massive registration for the events. After everyone got their bubble machines, Rangbaaz performed a 20-minute Nukkad Naatak, ‘Shareer’, addressing the issue on body shaming and insecurities. The crowd enjoyed the play very much. After the wonderful show, Clownsellors, and its volunteers performed many fun activities, which enthralled and tickled the audience. Afterwards, the participants performed a 100 meter parade from the dharna point in Jantar Mantar, dancing and laughing, blowing the bubbles all around.

Global Bubble witnessed a lot of communities ranging from North-Eastern, LGBTQ, Differently abled, African, most of which have faced the scrutiny because of their appearances and preferences and the event will also witness people from other parts of the country, all standing together in solidarity for a tolerable society and to end ‘definitions’ and ‘labeling’.

After the event, participants shared their own experiences with everyone and talked about how a positive change is coming gradually but steadily. The crowd around was also brimmed with happiness to see an event like this happening in Delhi. They were happy to show the beauty of non-stereotypical colors and diversity.

Shreya Bhatia, Co-founder of Lending Hands Foundation said:

“By bringing Global Bubble parade to New Delhi we wanted to give message of an inclusive society where we respect each other and find happiness in others’ smile. We find a way to make people happy and make a positive difference in their lives.”

“We really need to stop the society from judging us and defining us by one’s physical appearance – by one’s face, their body, their height; by the way they dress up, by their gender and even by their sexual preferences. This can only be achieved once we start feeling comfortable by the way we are and our preferences. I strongly feel we spread this message through Global bubble Parade this year. It is about bursting those beauty myths set up by the society.” says Aashima Taneja, Founder of You Are Beautiful Project.

Article Link: Click HERE

 

Friday 26th May 2017 Get Ready For The 2nd Inning Of ‘Global Bubble Parade’

ED Times

‘You Are Beautiful Project’ and ‘Those In Need’ have collaborated to bring ‘Global Bubble Parade’ for the second time in New Delhi this 28th May 2017.

Their aim is to stop the society from defining people by the way they look, dress up or even by their gender and sexual preferences.

They intend to burst beauty stereotypes through bubbles. Humans come in all shapes, colour, and sizes.

People are body shamed, racially discriminated, fat shamed, color shamed, made fun of the way they look, the way they talk because of the way they come from, or the way they dress up.

Internationally, the Bubble Parade is a movement of passionate individuals who share the belief that happiness is the journey, not the destination, by joining together in peaceful local parades of soap bubbles. Last year more than 80 cities across the Globe participated in the Global Bubble Parade.

So, here’s your chance to be a part of the only parade where everyone can proudly be themselves, truly represent who we are and not be ashamed of how we carry ourselves!

With this event, they aspire to spread ‘body’ positivity and promote inclusiveness in the local community!

“How can I join? Do I need a ticket? What do I need to bring?”

The bubble parade is TOTALLY FREE – all you need to do is to register using the Google form given below.

Registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/Dk6Cj8qbNEYYpoNP2

Event Link – https://www.facebook.com/events/1859082750975482/

Invite your friends and bring lots of bubbles + inclusivity to the parade on May 28.

Article link: Click HERE

Friday 26th May 2017 Global Bubble Parade New Delhi 2017 Organised by Those In Need & You Are Beautiful Project

The Salt and Pepper Food Guide

This is 21st century, and even now, one of the more pressing issues that we all face are the stereotypes regarding our body shape, size or color. Keeping this in mind, Those In Need and You Are Beautiful Project have collaborated to bring ‘Global Bubble Parade’ for the second time in New Delhi this 28th May, 2017.

Through this event, they intend to stop society from defining people by the way they look, dress up, their gender and even their sexual preferences. The theme that they will be standing for is “Break Beauty Stereotypes”. Humans come in all shapes, color and sizes. People are body shamed, racially discriminated, fat shamed, color shamed, made fun of the way they look, the way they talk because of the place they come from, or the way they dress up.

To bust all the myths related to one’s physical appearance or how one chooses to carry himself/herself in order to end ‘beauty stereotyping’ and spread the movement of ‘BE AS YOU ARE’, Global Bubble Parade is being organized.

Internationally, the Bubble Parade is a movement of passionate individuals who share the belief that happiness is a journey, not the destination, by joining together in peaceful local parades of soap bubbles. Last year more than 80 cities participated in Global Bubble Parade.

Those In Need is a Not-For-Profit organization, child of Lending Hands Foundation – which has as mission to work for the welfare of society. Those In Need provides a network platform to various NGOs, volunteers, educational institutions and others to maximise the impact of their philanthropic efforts.

Shreya Bhatia, Co-founder of Lending Hands Foundation says:

“By bringing Global Bubble parade to New Delhi we want to give message of an inclusive society where we respect each other and find happiness in others’ smile! We find a way to make people happy and make a positive difference in their lives!”

“We really need to stop the society from judging us and defining us by one’s physical appearance – by one’s face, their body, their height, by the way they dress up, by their gender and even by their sexual preferences. This can only be achieved once we start feeling comfortable by the way we are and our preferences. I strongly feel we can spread this message through Global bubble Parade this year. It is about busting those beauty myths set up by the society.”  says Aashima Taneja, Founder, You Are Beautiful Project.

‘You Are Beautiful Project’ is an independent initiative aims to break beauty stereotypes in the society and shut the society from defining us by our looks, by our dressing style & by our gender and even sexual preferences by conducting events and workshops based on body and self acceptance while promoting the movement of #BeAsYouAre by different parts of unrepresented community like the LGBTQ community, the differentially able community, the northeast community, the south Indian community and so on.

Global Bubble Parade New Delhi 2017 will witness a lot of communities ranging from North-Eastern, LGBTQ, Differently abled, African, most of which have faced the scrutiny because of their appearances and preferences and the event will also witness people from other parts of the country, all standing together in solidarity for a tolerable society and to end ‘definitions’ and ‘labeling’.

Article Link: Click HERE

Friday 26th May 2017 Event Update: Delhi to witness Global Bubble Parade To Break Beauty Stereotypes

MaStyle Care

What is Global Bubble Parade All About?

This is 21st century, and even now, one of the more pressing issues that we all face are the stereotypes regarding our body shape size or color. Keeping this in mind, Those In Need and You Are Beautiful Project have collaborated to bring ‘Global Bubble Parade’ for the second time in New Delhi this 28th May, 2017.

Through this event, they intend to stop society from defining people by the way they look, dress up, their gender and even their sexual preferences. The theme that they will be standing for is “Break Beauty Stereotypes”. Humans come in all shapes, color and sizes. People are body shamed, racially discriminated, fat shamed, color shamed, made fun of the way they look, the way they talk because of the way they come from, or the way they dress up.

To burst all the myths related to one’s physical appearance or how one chooses to carry himself/herself in order to end ‘beauty stereotyping’ and spread the movement of ‘BE AS YOU ARE’, Global Bubble Parade has been organized. Internationally, the Bubble Parade is a movement of passionate individuals who share the belief that happiness is a journey, not the destination, by joining together in peaceful local parades of soap bubbles. Last year more than 80 cities participated in Global Bubble Parade.

Saturday 20th May 2017 New Delhi Bubble Parade

DU Beat

Those In Need and You Are Beautiful Project have collaborated to bring ‘Global Bubble Parade’ for the second time to New Delhi this 28th May 2017.

They intend to burst beauty stereotypes through bubbles. Humans come in all shapes, colour, and sizes. People are body shamed, racially discriminated, fat shamed, colour shamed, made fun of the way they look, the way they talk because of the way they come from, or the way they dress up.

Internationally, the Bubble Parade is a movement of passionate individuals who share the belief that happiness is the journey, not the destination, by joining together in peaceful local parades of soap bubbles. Last year more than 80 cities across the globe participated in the Global Bubble Parade. So, here’s your chance to be a part of the only parade where we can proudly be ourselves, truly represent who we are and not ashamed of how we carry ourselves! Let us spread ‘body’ positivity and promote inclusiveness in our local community!

Registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/Dk6Cj8qbNEYYpoNP2

“How can I join? Do I need a ticket? What do I need to bring?”

The bubble parade is TOTALLY FREE – all you need to do is to register using the google form. Invite your friends and bring lots of bubbles + inclusivity to the parade on May 28.

Article Link: HERE

Wednesday 19th April 2017 'डांस फॉर प्राइड' ने तोड़े स्टीरियोटाइप, दिए कई प्रकार के संदेश...

NDTV India

दिल्ली के हौजखास में इस शनिवार LGBTQ समुदाय द्वारा एक फ्लैशमॉब किया गया, जिसे  'स्क्रफ (Scruff)' द्वारा पेश किया गया था और 'दोज इन नीड (Those In Need)' ने इसे आयोजित किया था . इस फ्लैशमॉब के द्वारा LGBTQ समुदाय ने ऐसे कई स्टीरियोटाइप को तोड़ा जो कि समाज में काफी प्रचलित हैं. सभी के हाथों में कुछ संदेश थे, जिसके सहारे उन्होंने अपनी बात रखी. LGBTQ समुदाय के साथ उनके बाकी दोस्त और साथी भी साथ में आए और सभी को आश्चर्यचकित कर दिया.

इस डांस और संदेशों के समागम से एक खूबसूरत समां बंध गया. शुरुआत एक फ्रीज मोब से हुई, जिसमें प्रतिभागी अलग-अलग जगह विभिन्न संदेशों के साथ खड़े हुए और स्टीरिओटाइप के खिलाफ संदेश दिया, जिनमें से कुछ संदेश इस प्रकार थे-

“I am gay. I love sports”
मैं समलैंगिक हूं. मुझे खेल पसंद हैं."

“I am Lesbian. I don’t hate men.”
"मैं एक महिला हूं और समलैंगिक हूं. मुझे मर्दों से नफरत नहीं."

“I am homosexual. And it’s not a choice.”
"मैं समलैंगिक हूं. और ये कोई च्वाइस नहीं है."

“I am Homosexual. I am not attracted to everyone of same sex.”
"मैं समलैंगिक हूं. इसका ये मतलब नहीं कि हर कोई जो मेरे लिंग का है, मैं उस से आकर्षित हो जाऊं."

“I am queer. And I am monogamous.”
"मैं क्वीर हूं. मुझे एक संगमन में विश्वास है."

कुछ मजेदार संदेश भी 'डांस फॉर प्राइड' में देखे गए-
 
“I am Queer. Yoga can’t cure me.”
मैं क्वीर हूं. योगा से मेरा इलाज नहीं हो सकता !

“I am homosexual. Me getting intimate doesn’t cause earthquakes.”
"मैं समलैंगिक हूं. मेरे संबंध बनाने से भूकंप नहीं आते."
 
साथ ही साथ स्ट्रैट दोस्त भी साथ आए और उन्होंने भी अपने संदेश दिए-
 
“I am Straight. Not Narrow.”
"मैं स्ट्रैट हूं. न की संकीर्ण."
 
फ्रीज मोब के तुरंत बाद, ढोल नगाड़े शुरू हो गए और सभी एक साथ आ गए और प्रतिभागी पूरे उत्साह और गर्व के साथ नाचे. अंत में पूरा माहौल सकारात्मकता, भावनाओं और खुशियों से भर सा गया और भीड़ में जुड़े लोग भी संग में नाचने लगे.

 इसका अंत एक और संदेश के साथ हुआ-
 "हम यहां हैं. हम क्वीर हैं और हम एक स्टीरियोटाइप नहीं हैं."

इसके बाद प्रतिभागियों ने अपने अनुभव लोगों के साथ बांटे और बताया कि कैसे एक सकारात्मक बदलाव धीरे-धीरे आ रहा है. कुछ प्रतिभागियों ने ये भी बताया कि कैसे उनके माता-पिता अब उन्हें अपनाने लगे हैं. सभी प्रतिभागी आत्मविश्वास से भरे हुए थे और उन्होंने भीड़ में लोगों के कई सवालों के जवाब दिए और उनके मिथकों को दूर किया. भीड़ में जुड़े लोगों ने कहा कि वे बेहद खुश हैं कि इस तरीके के आयोजन किए जा रहे हैं, जो की समाज में बदलाव लाने की ताकत रखते हैं.

स्क्रफ समलैंगिक समुदाय के जुड़ने के लिए विश्व की एक बहुत बड़ी ऐप है. स्क्रफ ने पहले भी भारत में समुदाय को सहारा देने के लिए कई विशेष कार्यक्रमो में मदद की है और कुछ प्राइड परेड में भी आर्थिक मदद की है. मिगुएल मोस्कोसो जो स्क्रफ में इंटरनेशनल मार्केटिंग मैनेजर हैं और भारत में होने वाली सारी गतिविधियों को देखते हैं. वह कहते हैं, "डांस फॉर प्राइड के द्वारा हम भारत में अपने समुदाय के दोस्तों को याद दिलाना चाहते हैं कि पूरे विश्व का समुदाय उनके साथ है.
 

टिप्पणिया

उन्होंने कहा, "ये एक बहुत ही अच्छा मौका था अपनी विविधता को दर्शाने का और अपने रंगों को फैलाने का, वह भी ये बताते हुए कि हम एक स्टीरियोटाइप नहीं हैं." लैंडिंग हैंड्स फाउंडेशन के फाउंडर अभिषेक सैनी ने कहा,  "हम आभारी हैं कि हम डांस फॉर प्राइड को आयोजित कर पाए और सारा श्रेय हमारे प्रतिभागियों को जाता हैं, जिन्होंने दिन रात मेहनत करके डांस फॉर प्राइड किया. हम भविष्य में भी ऐसे आयोजन करना चाहेंगे और आशा करेंगे कि एक समावेशी समाज की कल्पना अब ज्यादा दूर नहीं रहेगी."

'दोज इन नीड (Those In Need)' एक नॉट फॉर प्रॉफिट संस्थान है और लैंडिंग हैंड्स फाउंडेशन के अन्तर्गत आता है. लैंडिंग हैंड्स फाउंडेशन किसी भी तरीके के अल्पसंख्यकों के लिए काम करती है. 'दोज इन नीड' एक माध्यम है ताकि एनजीओ, वालंटियर्स, विश्वविद्यालय और कम्पनीज एक दूसरे से जुड़ सकें और एक दूसरे की मदद कर सकें.

Article Link: HERE

Wednesday 19th April 2017 This Flash Mob In Delhi Shattered LGBTQ Stereotypes Through Dance & Drum Beats

Youth Ki Awaaz

It wasn’t just another Saturday evening at Hauz Khas Village for the Delhiites who went about their weekend activities, be it enjoying EDM at a cafe or hanging out with friends. There was a surprise waiting for them – a flash mob by members of the LGBTQ community! The mob danced to dhol beats as curious passers-by looked on.

The video above perfectly captures the essence of the event. It covers the joy, the emotions, the courage, and most importantly, the pride of all the participants of this spontaneous dance. There was even a beautiful proposal during the dance that will definitely melt your heart.

The performance was followed by a freeze mob, as the members held up placards with messages like ‘I am gay and I don’t like shopping‘, ‘I am gay and I love sports‘, and ‘We are a couple, we both are ‘man’ in this relationship‘.

Aimed at breaking stereotypes commonly associated with the community, the messages ranged from the quirky:

With straight allies joining in with their own messages.\\

Dance for pride was a courageous and creative way of making a bold statement. While the dhols kept it fun-filled, the placards conveyed powerful, stereotype-smashing messages. As one of the participants expressed on camera:“There are not many events in India, other than Pride, when we can come down on streets and talk about our sexuality.”

Article Link: HERE

Monday 17th April 2017 In a flash of second

Tribune India

Wednesday 12th April 2017 Dance for Pride in Delhi : Broke The Stereotypes

Digi Karma

An LGBTQ flash mob which was presented by SCRUFF and organized by Those In Need at HauzKhas village broke the stereotypes around the community with the help of powerful messages and an even more powerful dance.

 The members of LGBTQ community along with their allies came together on a Saturday evening to surprise everyone. The event started with a freeze mob in which the participants stood at different locations carrying placard against the usual stereotypes. Some of the messages said,

 “I am gay. I love sports.”

 I am Lesbian. I dont hate men.

 “I am homosexual. And its not a choice.”

 “I am Homosexual. I am not attracted to everyone of the same sex.”

 

I am queer. And I am monogamous.

 Some of the quirkiest ones said,

 I am Queer. Yoga cant cure me.”

 “I am homosexual. Me getting intimate doesnt cause earthquakes.”

 Even the straight allies joined hands with the community with placards like

 I am Straight. Not Narrow.

Soon after the freeze mob, the beats of Dhol started which brought everyone together and the participants danced with joy along with an expression and strong sense of pride. Towards they end, the atmosphere was filled with positivity, emotions and the crowd around merged with the participants and danced their hearts out.

The event ended with a large banner with a message saying

 “We are here. We are Queer. We are not a stereotype.”

After the dance, participants shared their own experiences with everyone and talked about how a positive change is coming gradually but steadily. Some of the participants shared how their parents now accept their kids the way they are. The dancers were fearless and confident and interacted with the crowd and also answered their questions about general myths and stereotypes. The crowd around was also brimmed with happiness to see an event like this happening in Delhi.

SCRUFF is one of the largest GBTQ dating apps, as well as a traveling guide and social network. Originally targeting gay men, SCRUFF has become an example of the most inclusive and diverse platforms worldwide.

Abhishek Saini, who is the co-founder of Those In Need said,

“It was a complete pleasure that we could put this together and all the credit goes to all the dancers who worked so hard with us. With intend to do more such events and hope that a truly inclusive society is not really far away.”

Those In Need is a Not-For-Profit organization child of Lending Hands Foundation – which has as mission to work for the welfare of minorities. Through civil society engagement, volunteers support community development by organizing resources and obtaining an effective response,  Those In Need provides a network platform to various NGOs, volunteers, educational institutions and others to maximize the impact of their philanthropic efforts.

Article Link: HERE

Wednesday 12th April 2017 Dance for Pride Broke the stereotypes that exists among the society for the LGBTQ community

MaStyle Care

An LGBTQ flashmob which was presented by SCRUFF and organised by Those In Need at HauzKhas village broke the stereotypes around the community with the help of powerful messages and an even more powerful dance.

The members of LGBTQ community along with their allies came together on a Saturday evening to surprise everyone. The event started with a freeze mob in which the participants stood at different locations carrying placard against the usual stereotypes. Some of the messages said,

“I am gay. I love sports.”

“I am Lesbian. I don’t hate men.”

“I am homosexual. And it’s not a choice.”

“I am Homosexual. I am not attracted to everyone of same sex.”

“I am queer. And I am monogamous.”

Some of the quirkiest one said,

“I am Queer. Yoga can’t cure me.”

“I am homosexual. Me getting intimate doesn’t cause earthquakes.”

Even the straight allies joined hands with the community with placards like

“I am Straight. Not Narrow.”

Soon after the freeze-mob, the beats of Dhol started which brought everyone together and the participants danced with joy along with an expression and strong sense of pride. Towards they end, the atmosphere was filled with positivity, emotions and the crowd around merged with the participants and danced their hearts out.

The event ended with a large banner with a message saying

“We are here. We are Queer. We are not a stereotype.”

After the dance, participants shared their own experiences with everyone and talked about how a positive change is coming gradually but steadily. Some of the participants shared how their parents now accept their kids the way they are. The dancers were fearless and confident and interacted with the crowd and also answered their questions about general myths and stereotypes. The crowd around was also brimmed with happiness to see an event like this happening in Delhi.

SCRUFF is one of the largest GBTQ dating apps, as well as a travelling guide and social network. Originally targeting gay men, SCRUFF has become an example of the most inclusive and diverse platforms worldwide. Miguel Moscoso, International Marketing Manager SCRUFF, the person in charge of Indian initiatives said:

“By bringing this flashmob to Delhi, we would like to remind everyone in India that the local LGBTQ people are supported and united with the rest of our community worldwide. We are happy to have this opportunity to show the beauty of non stereotypical colours and diversity. It is a delight that we could pass the message in the most vibrant way we could.”

Abhishek Saini, who is the co-founder of Those In Need said,

“It was a complete pleasure that we could put this together and all the credit goes to all the dancers who worked so hard with us. With intend to do more such events and hope that a truly inclusive society is not really far away.”

Those In Need is a Not-For-Profit organization child of Lending Hands Foundation – which has as mission to work for the welfare of minorities. Through civil society engagement, volunteers support community development by organizing resources and obtaining an effective response,. Those In Need provides a network platform to various NGOs, volunteers, educational institutions and others to maximise the impact of their philanthropic efforts.

Article Link: HERE

Wednesday 12th April 2017 LGBTI flash mob in New Dehli wanted to send a message

Gay Star News

A massive LBGTI flash mob in New Dehli achieved its objective of raising awareness of the community in India.

Dance for Pride was a statement for the need to break all stereotypes of LGBTI people.

It was organized by dating app Scruff and Those In Need, a not-for-profit organization whose mission to work for the welfare of minorities.

Participants broke into the streets of Delhi on Saturday and brought together LGBTI volunteers to dance in a flash mob to the indigenous euphoric beats of ‘Dhol.’

The flash mob was open to all who wanted to join and even made news across several news outlets in the country.

Some of the messages people carried in the flash mob included; ‘I am gay. I love sports’,  ‘I am Lesbian. I don’t hate men’, and ‘I am homosexual. And it’s not a choice’.

Funny messages included; ‘I am Queer. Yoga can’t cure me’ and ‘I am homosexual. Me getting intimate doesn’t cause earthquakes’.

A large banner was unfurled as the event wrapped up saying: ‘We are here. We are Queer. We are not a stereotype’.

Watch a video of the flash mob: click HERE

Article Link: HERE

Wednesday 12th April 2017 New Delhi flash mob sheds light on LGBT+ community’s ongoing struggle for equality

Gay Times

Dating app Scruff and not-for-profit organisation Those in Need worked together to organise Dance For Pride, which aimed to highlight the LGBT+ community’s on-going struggle with stereotypes, stigma and a lack of constitutional rights.

They invited anyone who supported equality and solidarity to attend and started the 8 April event with a freeze mob.

Participants stood completely still whilst holding signs that ranged from straightforward — “I am homosexual. And It’s NOT a choice”— to the cheeky “I am homosexual. Me getting intimate doesn’t cause earthquakes”.

After that, the dance party kicked off to the beats of indigenous Dhol drums. 

India only had its first queer flash mob on 26 July 2015 — and it has a poor record when it comes to LGBT+ rights — so these gatherings mean a lot to participants, including one featured in the video who said: “Other than the Pride, we do not have a lot of events where we can get down on the street and be proud of our sexuality.”

Another participant added: “It’s something… what you are. You are born like this, so there is nothing to be ashamed of. You should be proud of who you are.”

Hear hear!

Article Link: HERE

Wednesday 12th April 2017 In India un flash-mob per dire basta all’omofobia (VIDEO)

SPYit

Un massivo e bellissimo flash-mob LGBT a New Delhi in India è riuscito a raggiungere il suo obiettivo: sensibilizzare la comunità indiana sul tema della diversità. L’evento, chiamato “Danza con orgoglio“, è stato organizzato e promosso dall’app di dating Scruff e dall’associazione no profit Those in Nees (“Quelli bisognosi”), la cui missione è lavorare per il benessere delle minoranze. I partecipanti hanno fatto irruzione per le strade di Delhi per inviare vari messaggi, tra i quali si leggono: “Sono gay e amo lo sport”, “Sono lesbica e non odio gli uomini”, “Sono omosessuale e questa non è una scelta”, “Sono gay e lo yoga non può curarmi”, “Sono omosessuale e se faccio sesso non causo terremoti”. Il tutto è stato accompagnato da un grandissimo striscione che riportava la scritta: “Siamo qui. Siamo gay. E non siamo uno stereotipo”.
Ecco il video del bellissimo flash-mob.

Watch Video: HERE

Article Link: HERE

 

Wednesday 12th April 2017 LGBT flash mob was held in New Dehli and it was gorgeous!

Gay News Europe

The flash mob was held in the capital of India to increase the level of LGBT awareness in the country. Dance for Pride was a statement crashing down the stereotypes about queer people that still exist in Indian society. It was organized by dating app Scruff and Those In Need, a not-for-profit organization working on providing a welfare of sexual minorities in India. Participants broke into the streets of Delhi on Saturday and brought together LGBTI volunteers to dance in a flash mob to the indigenous euphoric beats of ‘Dhol.’ The event was highlighted in local media outlets inviting everyone to join it. Some of the messages people carried in the flash mob included; ‘I am gay. I love sports’, ‘I am Lesbian. I don’t hate men’, and ‘I am homosexual. And it’s not a choice’. Funny messages included; ‘I am Queer. Yoga can’t cure me’ and ‘I am homosexual. Me getting intimate doesn’t cause earthquakes’. A large banner was unfurled as the event wrapped up saying: ‘We are here. We are Queer. We are not a stereotype’.

Article Link: HERE

Tuesday 11th April 2017 LGBTQ community members dance to dhol beats in flashmob

Times of India

It was a usual, busy Saturday evening at Hauz Khas Village(HKV) when Delhiites went about their weekend activities, be it enjoying EDM at a cafe or hanging out with friends. But there was a surprise waiting for the people – a flash mob by members of the LGBTQcommunity. The members were seen dancing to dhol beats as curious passers-by looked on. At the end of the dance performance, there was a freeze mob, as the members held up placards which had messages like 'I am gay and I don't like shopping', 'I am gay and I love sports', 'We are a couple, we both are 'man' in this relationship'. The messages were intended towards breaking stereotypes that are associated with the community. The flash mob, Dance for Pride, was organised by an NGO, 'Those In Need', in association with a GBTQ dating app.

At this event at HKV, held on Saturday, members of the LGBTQ community danced to dhol beats, challenging the cliches associated with them (BCCL/ Ranjit Kumar)

'It's important that people have the right information about the gay community'

At the end of the flash mob, many people joined the members to shake a leg, celebrating and cheering for the rights of members of the LGBTQ community. Shreya Bhatia, co-founder of the NGO, told us, "Before this, we never got the chance to do any event with members of LGBTQ community. That is why, when representatives from this dating app asked us if we wanted to organise this event, we jumped at the idea and accepted the proposal. We chose HKV because of its crowd. We knew people here would be receptive."

Pallav Maurya and Aarush Khatri, a gay couple who also participated in the flash mob, surprised everyone when Aarush went down on his knees and proposed to Pallav. "We are proud to be a part of this community and we are not ashamed of our sexuality. We are not different from others, this is our sexuality, so accept us. Agar hum focus mein nahi aayenge, toh log humein jaanenge kaise? They call us hijra, they do not even know who gay people are, that is why it is important to inform people about us," said Aarush.

Talking about the need for such events, Pallav added, "Straight people do not need any pride event to be accepted, they are already accepted in society. But we need events like these to spread awareness about the community. We live in a country, jahan pe jitna daboge, log utna dabayenge, tabhi dikhana padta hai, ye sab karna padta hai."

'It's high time the society accepted and supported their cause'
Soni Manchanda, a resident of Karol Bagh who had come to meet some of her friends at HKV, told us, "I was passing by when I saw some people dancing. I did not realise what was happening until I read the placards. I think the concept was really interesting, it is high time when we accept them."

Rahul Seth, a resident of Kailash Colony who was visiting HKV, added, "I have never seen anyone dancing to dhol beats at HKV. We should appreciate the effort put in by the members of LGBTQ community and support them in their cause." 

At the end of the dance, LGBTQ members held up placards which carried messages challenging stereotypes (BCCL/ Ranjit Kumar)

Article Link: HERE

Tuesday 11th April 2017 New video released from Delhi’s first ever public LGBTQ dance (VIDEO)

LGBT Weekly

The gay dating app Scruff has released vibrant new video footage of Dance for Pride: Breaking the Stereotypes which took place last Saturday and won the hearts of thousands in Delhi. LGBTQ volunteers came together at Hauz Khas Village to dance to the indigenous beats of Dhol – and the atmosphere was euphoric.

Check out the video HERE

This video perfectly captures the essence of Dance for Pride. It covers the joy, the emotion, the courage and most importantly, the pride of all the participants of this spontaneous dance. There was even a beautiful proposal during the dance that will definitely melt your heart.

As one of the participants expressed on camera, “There are not many events in India, other than Pride, when we can come down on streets and talk about our sexuality.”

Dance for Pride was a courageous and creative way of making a bold statement. While the Dhols kept it fun-filled, the placards that participants carried conveyed messages on the need of breaking all stereotypes in India.

Article Link: HERE

Tuesday 11th April 2017 New Delhi Holds Its First “Dance For Pride”

New Now Next

On Saturday, Hauz Khas Village in New Delhi hosted a queer dance party to celebrate India’s LGBT community and continue the struggle against the country’s ban on homosexuality.

The “Dance for Pride” party included a flash mob, and was produced by dating-app Scruff and Those in Need, a not-for-profit that advocates for minorities.

“There are not many events in India, other than Pride, when we can come down on streets and talk about our sexuality,” says one young participant.

“One’s sexual orientation is not the parameter to judge one’s decisions and choices. We have had the liberty and freedom to choose our gender identity [and] we are coming together to celebrate this freedom of choice,” organizers said in an announcement for the event. “We wish to change the perception with which the society has seen them, make them forget all the harassment they have been through, and spread joy through the medium of dance with the theme of breaking stereotypes.”

Homosexuality is technically illegal in India, as proscribed in Section 377 of the criminal code, a holdover from British colonial times. In 2009, Delhi’s High Court overturned Section 377, but in 2013, the Supreme Court of India reinstated it. Efforts at a repeal in Parliament have failed, but last February, the Supreme Court agreed to submit petitions to abolish Section 377 to a judicial panel, which will conduct a thorough hearing.

Article Link: HERE

Tuesday 11th April 2017 SCRUFF Releases Dynamic New Video From Delhi’s First Ever Public LGBTQ Dance | Watch

Accidental Bear

(Delhi, India) – The gay dating app SCRUFF presented DANCE FOR PRIDE: BREAKING THE STEROTYPES, last Saturday and won the hearts of thousands in Delhi when they did. LGBTQ volunteers came together to Hauz Khas Village to dance to the indigenous beats of Dhol that made the atmosphere euphoric.

This video perfectly captures the essence of Dance For Pride. It covers the joy, the emotion, the courage and most importantly, the pride of all the participants of this spontaneous dance. There was even a beautiful proposal during the dance that will definitely melt your heart.

As one of the participants expressed on camera:

“There are not many events in India, other than Pride, when we can come down on streets and talk about our sexuality.”

Dance for pride was a courageous and creative way of making a bold statement. While the Dhols kept it fun-filled, the placard that participants carried conveyed messages on the need of breaking all stereotypes in India.

Watch video HERE

Article Link: HERE

Tuesday 11th April 2017 I am homosexual. And it’s not a choice

City Women Magazine 

An LGBTQ flashmob which was presented by SCRUFF and organised by Those In Need at HauzKhas village broke the stereotypes around the community with the help of powerful messages and an even more powerful dance.

The members of LGBTQ community along with their allies came together on a Saturday evening to surprise everyone. The event started with a freeze mob in which the participants stood at different locations carrying placard against the usual stereotypes. Some of the messages said,

 “I am gay. I love sports.”

 I am Lesbian. I dont hate men.

 “I am homosexual. And its not a choice.”

 “I am Homosexual. I am not attracted to everyone of same sex.”

 I am queer. And I am monogamous.

 Some of the quirkiest one said,

 I am Queer. Yoga cant cure me.”

 “I am homosexual. Me getting intimate doesnt cause earthquakes.”

 Even the straight allies joined hands with the community with placards like

 I am Straight. Not Narrow.

Soon after the freeze-mob, the beats of Dhol started which brought everyone together and the participants danced with joy along with an expression and strong sense of pride. Towards they end, the atmosphere was filled with positivity, emotions and the crowd around merged with the participants and danced their hearts out.

The event ended with a large banner with a message saying

“We are here. We are Queer. We are not a stereotype.”


After the dance, participants shared their own experiences with everyone and talked about how a positive change is coming gradually but steadily. Some of the participants shared how their parents now accept their kids the way they are. The dancers were fearless and confident and interacted with the crowd and also answered their questions about general myths and stereotypes. The crowd around was also brimmed with happiness to see an event like this happening in Delhi.

SCRUFF is one of the largest GBTQ dating apps, as well as a travelling guide and social network. Originally targeting gay men, SCRUFF has become an example of the most inclusive and diverse platforms worldwide.

Abhishek Saini, who is the co-founder of Those In Need said, “It was a complete pleasure that we could put this together and all the credit goes to all the dancers who worked so hard with us. With intend to do more such events and hope that a truly inclusive society is not really far away.”

Those In Need is a Not-For-Profit organisation child of Lending Hands Foundation – which has as mission to work for the welfare of minorities. Through civil society engagement, volunteers support community development by organising resources and obtaining an effective response,.  Those In Need provides a network platform to various NGOs, volunteers, educational institutions and others to maximise the impact of their philanthropic efforts.

Article Link: HERE

Tuesday 11th April 2017 This LGBTQ Community's Act Was Unbelievable! This Is What They Did To Show Their Pride

Witty Feed

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Talking about sex is still a taboo in India, which has given Kamasutra and erotic sculptures of Khajuraho to the world.

However, two organisations - the gay men dating-app SCRUFF and non-profitable organisation, Those In Need - did something in Delhi which was unbelievable. 

On April 8, 2017, they organised LGBTQ flash mob at Hauz Khas in Delhi. The event was a heady mix.

We've got it all for you here. Have a look.

"I am Queer. Yoga can't cure me."

To everyone's surprise, the members of LGBTQ community along with their friends came together for a cause.

"I am gay. I love sports."

The event started with a freeze mob in which the participants stood at different locations carrying placard against the usual stereotypes.

"I am a homosexual. I am not attracted to everyone of the same sex."

People carried great banners in their hands. Even those who never expressed their real feelings in the society before had come out to become part of this mob.

"I am Straight. Not Narrow."

But, it wasn't all LGBTQ about flash mob, or their rally. People who do not belong to this community also joined them for the march.

"We are here. We are Queer. We are not a Stereotype."

All the members of LGBTQ community were happy that finally, something is coming their way which would help them to come out as strong and normal human beings.

Dhols (kind of drums) were played to entertain those who took part in rally.

As the dhols were played, the participants got together and began to dance with joy. There was an expression of pride on their faces.

Everyone was in joyous mood.

They danced, hugged, talked and celebrated each and every moment of flash mob.

But every thing has an end.

Th atmosphere appeared surcharged as the event came to a close. Those who hesitated to join the crowd earlier, joined the participants and danced till the end.

After the dance, participants shared their experiences and talked about how a positive change is coming in the society. Some of the participants shared how their parents have begun to accept their sexuality.

Article Link: HERE

Tuesday 11th April 2017 Dhol beats in HKV for the LGBTQ

Times of India

Tuesday 11th April 2017 SCRUFF Helps Host First-Ever LGBT On-the-Street Dance Party in Delhi, India

Global Cocktails

SCRUFF, the gay ‘dating’ app for gay men, presented and released video footage of Dance for Pride: Breaking the Stereotypes, a gathering of LGBTQ people in Delhi that took place last Saturday uniting the community there for it’s first-ever outdoor queer dance party. LGBTQ volunteers came together at Hauz Khas Village to dance to the beats of Dhol. In the video, you can clearly see the emotions flowing—there was even a beautiful proposal during the dance that will definitely melt your heart.

“There are not many events in India, other than Pride, when we can come down on streets and talk about our sexuality.”

India re-criminalized homosexual activity in 2013.

Watch the fun HERE

Article Link: HERE

 

 

Tuesday 11th April 2017 This LGBTQ Community's Act Was Unbelievable! This Is What They Did To Show Their Pride - Daily Hunt

Daily Hunt

Talking about sex is still a taboo in India, which has given Kamasutra and erotic sculptures of Khajuraho to the world.

However, two organisations - the gay men dating-app SCRUFF and non-profitable organisation, Those In Need - did something in Delhi which was unbelievable.

On April 8, 2017, they organised LGBTQ flash mob at Hauz Khas in Delhi. The event was a heady mix.

We've got it all for you here. Have a look.

To everyone's surprise, the members of LGBTQ community along with their friends came together for a cause.

The event started with a freeze mob in which the participants stood at different locations carrying placard against the usual stereotypes.

Article Link: Click HERE

Tuesday 11th April 2017 Check Out Delhi's First Ever Public LGBTQ Dance, Presented by SCRUFF

Milehigh Gay Guy

The gay dating app SCRUFF presented DANCE FOR PRIDE: BREAKING THE STEROTYPES, last Saturday and won the hearts of thousands in Delhi when they did. LGBTQ volunteers came together to Hauz Khas Village to dance to the indigenous beats of Dhol that made the atmosphere euphoric. 

As one of the participants expressed on camera:
“There are not many events in India, other than Pride, when we can come down on streets and talk about our sexuality.”

Article Link: HERE

Monday 10th April 2017 LGBTQ Flash Mob in Delhi Attempts to Break Stereotypes

Gay Laxy

An LGBTQ flashmob which was presented by SCRUFF and organised by Those In Need at Hauz Khas village broke the stereotypes around the community with the help of powerful messages and an even more powerful dance.

The members of LGBTQ community along with their allies came together on a Saturday evening to surprise everyone. The event started with a freeze mob in which the participants stood at different locations carrying placards against the usual stereotypes. Some of the messages said, “I am gay. I love sports.” “I am Lesbian. I don’t hate men.” “I am homosexual. And it’s not a choice.” While other quirky ones read: “I am Queer. Yoga can’t cure me.” “I am homosexual. Me getting intimate doesn’t cause earthquakes.”

Soon after the freeze-mob, the beats of Dhol started which brought everyone together and the participants danced with joy along with an expression and strong sense of pride. Towards the end, the atmosphere was filled with positivity, emotions and the crowd around merged with the participants and danced their hearts out.​ The event ended with a large banner with a message saying “We are here. We are Queer. We are not a stereotype.”​

After the dance, participants shared their own experiences with everyone and talked about how a positive change is coming gradually but steadily. Some of the participants shared how their parents now accept their kids the way they are. The dancers were fearless and confident and interacted with the crowd and also answered their questions about general myths and stereotypes. The crowd around also brimmed with happiness to see an event like this happening in Delhi.

Article Link: HERE

Monday 10th April 2017 We’re here, we’re queer: Flash mob’s message

DNA India

Around 6.30 pm on April 8, a group of youngsters, dressed in smart casuals, froze at different locations in the busy lanes of Hauz Khas village in New Delhi. Carrying placards that declared their sexual orientations in bold, the flash mob had an objective — to break stereotypes about the LGBTQ community. Participants of the flash mob connected with the audience with ease, answered their queries and addressed the curiosity they have to deal with on a daily basis.

Volunteers of a non-profit organisation, Those In Need, put the event together along with Scruff, an LGBTQ social network. The aim was to spread the message that the LGBTQ community is very much a part of mainstream society. The participants carried placards with messages meant to pierce the myopic vision with which society looks at them.

Some of the banners read messages such as, “I am gay. I love sports”, “I am Lesbian. I don’t hate men”, “I am homosexual. And it’s not a choice”, “I am queer. And I am monogamous” among others. Some others took a jab at misconceptions about the community, eg. “I am Queer. Yoga can’t cure me” and “I am homosexual. Me getting intimate doesn’t cause earthquakes”. Abhishek Saini, co-founder, Those In Need, said, “The idea behind the flash mob is to initiate a positive change towards the community for a truly inclusive society, which is not really far away.”

Article Link: HERE

Monday 10th April 2017 We're here, we're queer: Flash mob's message

DNA India 

Saturday 8th April 2017 SCRUFF Presents Dance for Pride – Breaking the Stereotypes Organised by Those In Need

DU Beat

“Dance for pride – Breaking the Stereotypes” is an attempt to make a bold statement beyond all the stereotypes and to manifest with Pride.

The LGBTQ community in India struggles still, awaiting for the social and constitutional justice that it deserves. Amidst this, the community is tagged with many stereotypes filled with stigma.

For the first time, the LGBTQ community is coming together to dance on the indigenous beats of Dhol – a unique way in itself to put the thought forward and show the world who we are. The event will be held at Hauz Khas Village and will start with a freeze mob followed by a powerful queer dance.

The event will be Presented by SCRUFF – one of the largest GBTQ dating apps, as well as a travelling guide and social network. Originally targeting gay men, SCRUFF has become an example of the most inclusive and diverse platforms worldwide.

Dance for Pride will have open doors for whoever wants to join us in solidarity with equality. SCRUFF has become the app of choice of India by sponsoring different Pride organizations such as Jaipur and Chandigarh Prides. The app has also partnered with multiple LGBTQ events like Kashish Film Festival, Queer Carnival and DIQTFF.

Dance for Pride is organised by Those In Need, a Not-For-Profit organization child of Lending Hands Foundation – which has as mission to work for the welfare of minorities. Through civil society engagement, volunteers support community development by organizing resources and obtaining an effective response,.  Those In Need provides a network platform to various NGOs, volunteers, educational institutions and others to maximise the impact of their philanthropic efforts.

Miguel Moscoso, International Marketing Manager SCRUFF, the person in charge of Indian initiatives says:

“By bringing this flashmob to Delhi, we would like to remind everyone in India that the local LGBTQ people are supported and united with the rest of our community worldwide. This will be a great opportunity for us to show the beauty of our non-stereotypical colors and diversity. We want to dance for pride and pass the message in the most vibrant way we can…”

“We are overwhelmed with the response that we have got from the participants! We expect an inclusive acceptance from the society and applaud the ones who have joined hands with us for this event. Breaking the stereotypes and making this a better place for all of us to live is the aim we wish to accomplish.” – Abhishek Saini and Shreya Bhatia Co-founder, Lending Hands foundation.

Article Link: HERE

Saturday 8th April 2017 This LGBTQ Community from Delhi Dance to Break the Hate

The Match Box

The members of LGBTQ community along with their allies came together on a Saturday evening to surprise everyone. The event started with a freeze mob in which the participants stood at different locations carrying placard against the usual stereotypes. Some of the messages said,
“I am gay. I love sports.”

“I am Lesbian. I don’t hate men.”

“I am homosexual. And it’s not a choice.”

“I am Homosexual. I am not attracted to everyone of same sex.”

“I am queer. And I am monogamous.”

Some of the quirkiest ones said,

“I am Queer. Yoga can’t cure me.”

“I am homosexual. Me getting intimate doesn’t cause earthquakes.”

Even the straight allies joined hands with the community with placards like

“I am Straight. Not Narrow.”

 

Soon after the freeze-mob, the beats of Dhol started which brought everyone together and the participants danced with joy along with an expression and strong sense of pride. Towards they end, the atmosphere was filled with positivity, emotions and the crowd around merged with the participants and danced their hearts out.

The event ended with a large banner with a message saying

“We are here. We are Queer. We are not a stereotype.”

After the dance, participants shared their own experiences with everyone and talked about how a positive change is coming gradually but steadily. Some of the participants shared how their parents now accept their kids the way they are. The dancers were fearless and confident and interacted with the crowd and also answered their questions about general myths and stereotypes. The crowd around was also brimmed with happiness to see an event like this happening in Delhi.​

SCRUFF is one of the largest LGBTQ dating apps, as well as a travelling guide and social network. Originally targeting gay men, SCRUFF has become an example of the most inclusive and diverse platforms worldwide. Miguel Moscoso, International Marketing Manager SCRUFF, the person in charge of Indian initiatives said:

By bringing this flashmob to Delhi, we would like to remind everyone in India that the local LGBTQ people are supported and united with the rest of our community worldwide. We are happy to have this opportunity to show the beauty of non stereotypical colours and diversity. It is a delight that we could pass the message in the most vibrant way we could.”

Abhishek Saini, who is the co-founder of Those In Need said,

“It was a complete pleasure that we could put this together and all the credit goes to all the dancers who worked so hard with us. With intend to do more such events and hope that a truly inclusive society is not really far away.”

Those In Need is a Not-For-Profit organization child of Lending Hands Foundation – which has as mission to work for the welfare of minorities. Through civil society engagement, volunteers support community development by organizing resources and obtaining an effective response,.  Those In Need provides a network platform to various NGOs, volunteers, educational institutions and others to maximise the impact of their philanthropic efforts.

Article Link: HERE

Thursday 6th April 2017 Dance for Pride - Breaking the stereotypes, SCRUFF Presents; Organised by Those in Need

Tweet India 

LGBTQ community is still struggling in India, awaiting the social and constitutional justice that it deserves. Amidst this, the community is tagged with many stereotypes that demean and degrade their existence. Dance for pride - breaking the stereotypes is an attempt to make a bold statement against all these stereotypes and perform with pride. 

For the first time, LGBTQ community is coming together to dance on the indigenous beats of Dhol - a unique way in itself to put the thought forward and educate the society in general. The event will be held at Hauz Khas Village and will start with a freeze mob followed by a powerful dance.

The event is presented by SCRUFF - a popular gay dating, travelling and social networking application. Despite the fact that SCRUFF primarily caters to men, the flashmob has been kept inclusive of whomsoever want to be a part of it since solidarity to struggles and equality of struggles is very well understood. SCRUFF has also sponsored Jaipur and Chandigarh pride in the past and has partnered with multiple LGBTQ events like that of Kashish, Queer Carnival, DIQTFF and more.

Dance for Pride is organised by Those in Need  which is a Not-For-Profit initiative of Lending Hands Foundation – which aims at bringing a strong base for volunteer support by civil society engagement, organizing resources to support an effective response, promoting community development and to work for the welfare of the society.  Those In Need provides a common platform to various NGOs, societies, volunteers, educational institutions and corporates to establish a network to maximise the impact of their philanthropic efforts.

Event FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1787477841572005/

\"We are overwhelmed with the response that we have got from the participants! We expect an inclusive acceptance from the society and applaud the ones who have joined hands with us for this event. Breaking the stereotypes and making this a better place for all of us to live is the aim we wish to accomplish. - Abhishek Saini and Shreya Bhatia Co-founder Lending Hands foundation\"


Contact Info: Abhishek Saini | Abhishek.saini@thoseinneed.in | +91 9711158343

and/or Harsh Agarwal | +91-7042402314 | harsh@scruff .com

Article Link: HERE

Thursday 6th April 2017 Dance for Pride – An Attempt by the LGBTQ Community to Break Stereotypes Through Flash Mob - Gay Laxy

Gay Laxy

The LGBTQ community in India still struggles, awaiting for the social and constitutional justice that it deserves. Amidst this, the community is tagged with many stereotypes filled with stigma.

The LGBTQ community in Delhi is coming together to dance on the indigenous beats of Dhol – a unique way in itself to put the thought forward and show the world who they are. The event will be held at Hauz Khas Village and will start with a freeze mob followed by a powerful queer dance.

The event will be presented by SCRUFF – one of the largest GBTQ dating apps, as well as a travelling guide and social network. Originally targeting gay men, SCRUFF has become an example of the most inclusive and diverse platforms worldwide.

“Dance for pride – Breaking the Stereotypes” is an attempt to make a bold statement beyond all the stereotypes and to manifest with Pride. Dance for Pride will have open doors for whoever wants to join in solidarity with equality. SCRUFF has in the past sponsored different Pride organizations such as Jaipur and Chandigarh Prides. The app has also partnered with multiple LGBTQ events like Kashish Film Festival, Queer Carnival and DIQTFF.

Dance for Pride is being organised by Those In Need, a Not-For-Profit child organization of Lending Hands Foundation – which has works for the welfare of minorities. Through civil society engagement, volunteers support community development by organizing resources and obtaining an effective response, Those In Need provides a network platform to various NGOs, volunteers, educational institutions and others to maximise the impact of their philanthropic efforts.

Miguel Moscoso, International Marketing Manager SCRUFF, the person in charge of Indian initiatives says: “By bringing this flashmob to Delhi, we would like to remind everyone in India that the local LGBTQ people are supported and united with the rest of our community worldwide. This will be a great opportunity for us to show the beauty of our non-stereotypical colors and diversity. We want to dance for pride and pass the message in the most vibrant way we can…”

Abhishek Saini and Shreya Bhatia Co-founder, Lending Hands foundation, further adds: “We are overwhelmed with the response that we have got from the participants! We expect inclusivity and acceptance from the society and applaud the ones who have joined hands with us for this event. Breaking the stereotypes and making this a better place for all of us to live is the aim we wish to accomplish.”

Article Link: HERE

Thursday 6th April 2017 डांस फॉर प्राइडः LGBT समुदाय से जुड़ी धारणा तोड़ने का प्रयास

NavBharat Times

एलजीबीटी समुदाय जहां आज भी अपने हक के लिए संघर्ष कर रहे हैं, वहीं राजधानी शनिवार को 'डांस फॉर प्राइड - ब्रेकिंग द स्टीरियोटाइप' का आयोजन किया जा रहा है। इसका मकसद समाज में एलजीबीटी समुदाय के प्रति जो धारणाओं को तोड़ने की कोशिश करना है।

इस दौरान पहली बार एलजीबीटी कम्युनिटी साथ आ रही है। वह गर्व के साथ ढोल पर नाचेंगे और बताएंगे कि वे कौन हैं और कौन नहीं। डांस फॉर प्राइड एक फ्रीज मॉब से शुरू होगा और उसके बाद एक धमाकेदार कार्यक्रम का आगाज होगा। 

इसका आयोजन एससीआरयूएफएफ कर रहा है जो कि समलैंगिक समुदाय के जुड़ने के लिए विश्व का एक ऐप है। मिगुएल मोस्कोसो भारत के एससीआरयूएफएफ के अंतरराष्ट्रीय मार्केटिंग मैनेजर हैं और भारत में होने वाली गतिविधियों को देखते हैं। उन्होंने कहा, 'डांस फॉर प्राइड के द्वारा हम भारत में अपने समुदाय के दोस्तों को याद दिलाना चाहते हैं कि पूरे विश्व का समुदाय उनके साथ है। यह एक बहुत ही अच्छा मौका है अपनी विविधता को दर्शाने का और अपने रंगों को फैलाने का, यह भी बताने का कि हम स्टीरियोटाइप नहीं हैं।' 

इधर, लेंडिक हैंड्स फाउंडेशन के सहसंस्थापक ने कहा, 'हम बेहद खुश हैं जिस तरीके से लोग आकर हमारे साथ इसके लिए जुड़ रहे हैं। हम एक समावेशी समाज की कल्पना करते हैं और आशा करते हैं की डांस फॉर प्राइड उसमे मदद करेगा और समाज को रहने के लिए एक बेहतर जगह बनाएगा।'

Article Link: HERE

 

Thursday 6th April 2017 LGBTQ Folks In Delhi Are Set To Break Stereotypes With A Special Jig!

Youth Ki Awaaz

We assign a newborn’s sex either as male or female, based on their genitals. Once the sex organs are assigned, we presume the child’s gender. A baby born with a penis is known to be a boy, and a baby with a vulva, a girl. But there are many people who do not identify strictly as a boy or a girl – they can be identified as both, or neither, or as another gender entirely. When someone’s gender expression is inconsistent with others’ expectations, they are frequently (and mistakenly) assumed to be homosexual. Many people face harassment on the basis of how they express their gender.

One day while I was coming back from my office, a 10 year old child from our society came to me and asked “Bhaiyya, can I ask you something?” I said “Yes.”

Child: “Are you a doctor?

Me: “No, I am not a doctor. But you can ask me anything. I might be able to help you.

Child: “Most of my friends harass me, and say that I behave like a girl. Am I a girl? Because doctor uncle told every person is 50% boy and 50% girl. I am confused as to who I really am.”

That night I was really upset as to how I should explain non-binary gender identity, not only to this child but to his family as well – what their child is going through and the things their child cannot discuss with them. There are many more incidents like these that I have seen, where people are harassed because of their gender and their sexual orientation.

The LGBTQ community in India still struggles, awaiting the social and constitutional justice it deserves. Amidst this, the community is tagged with many stereotypes filled with stigma. But individuals do not choose their gender, nor can they be made to change it, though the words someone uses to communicate their gender identity may change over time (for example, from using one term for a non-binary identity to another term for a different non-binary identity).

To raise awareness on these issues, the LGBTQ community in Delhi is coming together to Dance For Pride! We will dance to the indigenous beats of the dhol, which is in itself a unique way to put the thought forward and show the world who we are.

People from the LGBTQ community and straight allies will come together to demonstrate their pride. The event will be held on Saturday, April 8, at Hauz Khas Village. It will start with a freeze mob followed by a powerful dance. Dance for Pride will have its doors open for everyone who wants to join us, in solidarity with equality. 

For more information on Dance for Pride, click here.

Article Link: HERE

Thursday 6th April 2017 Delhi LGBTQ community teams up with Scruff to stage the first ever public queer dance

LGBT Weekly

For the first time, the Delhi LGBTQ community is coming together to dance on the indigenous beats of Indian Dhol – a unique way to show solidarity to the world. The event will be held at Hauz Khas Village in New Delhi, India and will start at 4 p.m. local timewith a flash mob followed by a powerful queer dance.

The event will be presented by Scruff – one of the largest LGBTQ dating apps, as well as a traveling guide and social network. Originally targeting gay men, Scruff has become an example of the most inclusive and diverse platforms worldwide.

The LGBTQ community in India struggles still, awaiting for the social and constitutional justice that it deserves. Amidst this, the community is tagged with many stereotypes filled with stigma.

“Dance for pride – Breaking the Stereotypes” is an attempt to make a bold statement beyond all the stereotypes and to manifest with Pride.

Dance for Pride will open its doors for whoever wants to join in solidarity with equality. Scruff has become the darling app of India by sponsoring different Pride organizations such as Jaipur and Chandigarh Prides. The app has also partnered with multiple LGBTQ events like Kashish Film Festival, Queer Carnival and DIQTFF.

Miguel Moscoso, international marketing manager for Scruff, the person in charge of Indian initiatives said, “By bringing this flashmob to Delhi, we would like to remind everyone in India that the local LGBTQ people are supported and united with the rest of our community worldwide. This will be a great opportunity for us to show the beauty of our non-stereotypical colors and diversity. We want to dance for pride and pass the message in the most vibrant way we can …”

Article Link: HERE

Wednesday 5th April 2017 Those In Need is organizing Dance for Pride – Breaking the Stereotypes by SCRUFF

MaStyle Care

The LGBTQ community in India is still in the struggle face, awaiting for the social and constitutional justice that it deserves. Amidst this, the community is tagged with many stereotypes filled with stigma.

To break the stereotypes, for the first time, the LGBTQ community is coming together to dance on the indigenous beats of Dhol – a unique way in itself to put the thought forward and show the world who we are. The event will be held at Hauz Khas Village and will start with a freeze mob followed by a powerful queer dance.

“Dance for pride – Breaking the Stereotypes” is an attempt to make a bold statement beyond all the stereotypes and to manifest with Pride.

The event will be Presented by SCRUFF – one of the largest GBTQ dating apps, as well as a travelling guide and social network. Originally targeting gay men, SCRUFF has become an example of the most inclusive and diverse platforms worldwide.

Dance for Pride will have open doors for whoever wants to join us in solidarity with equality. SCRUFF has become the app of choice of India by sponsoring different Pride organizations such as Jaipur and Chandigarh Prides. The app has also partnered with multiple LGBTQ events like Kashish Film Festival, Queer Carnival and DIQTFF.

Dance for Pride is organised by Those In Need, a Not-For-Profit organization child of Lending Hands Foundation – which has as mission to work for the welfare of minorities. Through civil society engagement, volunteers support community development by organizing resources and obtaining an effective response,. Those In Need provides a network platform to various NGOs, volunteers, educational institutions and others to maximise the impact of their philanthropic efforts.

Miguel Moscoso, International Marketing Manager SCRUFF, the person in charge of Indian initiatives says:

“By bringing this flashmob to delhi, we would like to remind everyone in India that the local LGBTQ people  supported and united with the rest of our community worldwide. This will be a great opportunity for us to show the beauty of our non-stereotypical colors and diversity. We want to dance for pride and pass the message in the most vibrant way we can…”

“We are overwhelmed with the response that we have got from the participants! We expect an inclusive acceptance from the society and applaud the ones who have joined hands with us for this event. Breaking the stereotypes and making this a better place for all of us to live is the aim we wish to accomplish.” – Abhishek Saini and Shreya Bhatia Co-founder, Lending Hands foundation.

To Join the event click here

Article Link: HERE

Saturday 25th February 2017 Calling All Allies To Delhi’s First Queer Flash Mob

Reporter India 

AFTER YEARS OF FIGHTING FOR EQUAL RIGHTS, AND A DECADE OF PRIDE PARADES, QUEERDELHI IS ALL SET TO HOST ITS VERY FIRST QUEER FLASH MOB.

Those In Need, in association with SCRUFF, is organizing this flash mob. The registration form comes with a small write-up about the need for a platform where people will be

…DANCING and coordinating to the beats of Indian DHOL and expressing their freedom of choice regardless of their sexual preferences with the motive to leave behind the stereotypical mindset about the way they dress, the way they carry themselves and above all the way they are!

THE MAIN EVENT IS SCHEDULED BETWEEN 11 AM AND 1 PM ON APRIL 8, 2017 IN HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT, THE PRACTICE SESSIONS, ETC. CLICK HERE.

SO, IF YOU’RE ONE OF THE RAINBOW PEOPLE WHO WALK THE STREETS OF DELHI, GRAB A PARTNER, FRIEND, OR ALLY, AND BE THERE TO #DANCEFORPRIDE!

Article Link: HERE

Tuesday 15th November 2016 5TH ANNUAL DANCE FOR KINDNESS UNITES THOUSANDS AT CONNAUGHT PLACE

DU Beat

14th November, 2016: Life Vest Inside, in association with Those In Need and Karma Foundation, organized Dance for Kindness, a Worldwide Freeze Mob/Flash Mob event, at Connaught Place. The purpose of the event was to connect everyone – group or individual – across  the globe unite under the banner of kindness and join together to perform to the same song, same dance, all happening on the same day.

This year Dance of Kindness happened in two locations – in Delhi, Raahgiri, Connaught Place and at Queen Mary’s, Rohini. Around 200 dancers at Connaught Place and more than 350 students along with parents and teacher took participation in #DFK2016. The volunteers created the longest KINDNESS CHAIN and afterwards distributed 700 ‘Act of Kindness’ tokens to general audience requesting them to perform one act of kindness specified on card & pass the card on.

People came from far and beyond from, some from Haridwar, and also students from Kilkari Rainbow NGO to dance along with other people.

This year, thousands of dancers and volunteers danced to spread the message of world peace, love, and hope and world unity as a ray of hope with their dance.“We are planning to add more people to our kindness chain next year and create a nuclear effect of kindness’’ said Abhishek Saini, Group Leader New, India.

Life Vest Inside is an internationally present grass-root non-profit-organisation based out of New York City whose mission is to inspire, empower and educate people of all backgrounds to lead a life of kindness. Dance for Kindness serves as Life Vest Inside’s Annual Fundraiser as well as a means of building awareness of World Kindness Day.

Year 2016 marks LVI’s 5th Worldwide Freeze Mob/Flash Mob event that will happen in over 50 countries and 250 cities. 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 we are citizens of the world.

As an added bonus, here is TED talk on kindness by Orly Wahba: TED talk on kindness

Article Link: HERE

Tuesday 15th November 2016 Thousands of people participated in Dance For Kindness to spread the message of unity, peace and hope

MaStyle Care

Recently, on the occasion of World Kindness Day, the people from the capital city of Delhi gathered together during the early hours of the Sunday morning at Connaught Place to commemorate the occasion. With the special Dance For Kindness organized by Life Vest Inside, in association with Those In Need and Karma Foundation, the youth and the children spread the message of peace, kindness, unity and hope.

The purpose of the event was to connect everyone either a group or individual – across the globe under the banner of kindness and join together to perform to the same song, same dance, all happening on the same day. The volunteers created the longest KINDNESS CHAIN and afterward distributed 700 ‘Act of Kindness’ tokens to general audience requesting them to perform one act of kindness specified on card & pass the card on.

Afterwards, the Dance For Kindness also took place at the Queen Mary’s School Rohini wherein 350 students along with parents and teachers took participation in #DFK2016.

We are planning to add more people to our kindness chain next year and create a nuclear effect of kindness’’ said Abhishek Saini, Group Leader New, India.

Dance for Kindness serves as Life Vest Inside’s Annual Fundraiser as well as a means of building awareness 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 we are citizens of the world.

Article Link: HERE

Monday 14th November 2016 Dance for Kindness 2016 - 1

Nav Bharat Times

Monday 14th November 2016 DIL SE PAISA FULL EPISODE 25 World Kindness Day

APN News

These days when people are facing the biggest problems standing in the long queues in front of banks to get their own money. We bring you a show of kindness because every 13th of November the world celebrate #WorldKindnessDay.

Watch video: HERE

Sunday 13th November 2016 Dance for Kindness 2016: Life Vest Inside on Raahgiri Day

DU Beat

On 13th November, 2016, Life Vest Inside, in association with Those In Need and Karma Foundation, is organizing Dance for Kindness, a Worldwide Freeze Mob/Flash Mob event, open to everyone, at Connaught Place during the Raahgiri and Queen Mary’s School, Rohini.

The purpose of the event is to connect everyone – group or individual – across  the globe under the banner of kindness and join together to perform on the same song, same dance, all happening on the same day. The theme varies each year. This year, thousands of dancers and volunteers would be dancing to spread the message of world peace, love, hope and world unity as a ray of hope with their dance.

Life Vest Inside is an internationally present grass-root non-profit-organisation based out of New York City whose mission is to inspire, empower and educate people of all backgrounds to lead a life of kindness. Dance for Kindness serves as Life Vest Inside’s Annual Fundraiser as well as a means of building awareness of World Kindness Day.

Year 2016 marks LVI’s 5th Worldwide Freeze Mob/Flash Mob event that will happen in over 50 countries and 120 cities. 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 we are citizens of the world.

Highlighting the importance of the event, Abhishek Saini, group leader for Dance for Kindness and co-founder of Those In Need said, “In this hour of mutual distrust and disharmony, we can take this small step to spread the message of unity and brotherhood. It is our imperative duty to spread this message in every way we can. We need people to come together and look beyond the vices in each other. The message of peace should go loud & clear defying all the negativity.”

How to Show Your Support!

  1. REGISTER to Dance for Kindness in YOUR city and take part in this amazing worldwide event! Click HERE
  2. Join the main Dance for Kindness Facebook Event Page
  3. Join our local Facebook event page
  4. Spread the Word! Invite friends to the DFK page and tell everyone you know to join in on the fun! Use social media the way it’s meant to be used and let’s get this event going!!
  5. Get Involved! Visit our Get Involved page for ways to promote DFK in 60 seconds or less!
  6. Download: Click HERE to download the Dance for Kindness Facebook cover banner and upload it as your cover banner! Help us spread the word!

Article Link: HERE

Saturday 29th October 2016 Spreading kindness with the Music of Dance

MaStyle Care

Every year on the occasion of World Kindness Day, thousands of people come together to spread the message of kindness in humanity in their own special way across the world.

In lieu with the occasion of spreading this special message, Life Vest Inside in association with Those In Need and Karma Foundation is organizing Dance for Kindness, a Worldwide Freeze Mob/Flash Mob event, open to everyone, at Connaught Place during the Raahgiri on 13th November 2016.

It is LVI’s 5th Worldwide Freeze Mob/Flash Mob event that will happen in over 50 countries and 120 cities when people will come together to dance on the same music leaving behind their caste, creed, religion, age and gender. According to Abhishek Saini, group leader for Dance for Kindness and co-founder of Those In Need “In this hour of mutual distrust and disharmony, we can take this small step to spread the message of unity and brotherhood. It is our imperative duty to spread this message in every way we can. We need people to come together and look beyond the vices in each other. The message of peace should go loud & clear defying all the negativity.”

The event which is basically divided in a flash mob as well as freeze mob. Dance for Kindness serves as Life Vest Inside’s Annual Fundraiser as well as a means of building awareness on World Kindness Day. The flash mob is going to take place in Queen Mary’s School, Rohini after Raahgiri for the students.

To register yourself click here: Register to Dance

Join Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/856344194467387/

Article Link: HERE

Saturday 29th October 2016 DANCE FOR KINDNESS 2016 IS HERE AND YOU CAN BE PART OF IT!

Wat Do I Do

13 th November, 2016: Life Vest Inside, in association with Those In Need and Karma Foundation, is organizing Dance for Kindness, a Worldwide Freeze Mob/Flash Mob event, open to everyone, at Connaught Place during the Raahgiri and Queen Mary’s School Rohini. The purpose of the event is to connect everyone – group or individual – across the globe under the banner of kindness and join together to perform on the same song, same dance, all happening on the same day. The theme varies each year. This year, thousands of dancers and volunteers would be dancing to spread the message of world peace, love, hope and world unity as a ray of hope with their dance.

Life Vest Inside is an internationally present grass-root non-profit- organisation based out of New York City whose mission is to inspire, empower and educate people of all backgrounds to lead a life of kindness. Dance for Kindness serves as Life Vest Inside’s Annual Fundraiser as well as a means of building awareness of World Kindness Day. Year 2016 marks LVI’s 5 th Worldwide Freeze Mob/Flash Mob event that will happen in over 50 countries and 120 cities. 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 realizewe are citizens of the world.

Highlighting the importance of the event, Abhishek Saini, group leader for Dance for Kindness and co-founder of Those In Need said, “In this hour of mutual distrust and disharmony, we can take this small step to spread the message of unity and brotherhood. It is our imperative duty to spread this message in every way we can. We need people to come together and look beyond the vices in each other. The message of peace should go loud & clear defying all the negativity.”

The event entails two parts – a FlashMob and a FreezeMob. Those participating in the freeze mob will be given a specific kindness position to freeze in and by doing so, giving passersby’s the unique opportunity to notice the kindness moments that are in constant motion.  Then out of nowhere music will begin. Suddenly participants will break out into dance. The event also has other fun and filler activities. Life Vest Inside, Abhishek and Shivank are leading the way of spreading the rays of hope and togetherness as true Global Citizens. Supporting them are: DU Beat, NISH Dance Academy,

Article Link: HERE

Monday 24th October 2016 Dance for Kindness 2016

NavBharat times

Monday 15th February 2016 Raahgirs Paint the Town Red this Sunday

Times of India

Monday 9th November 2015 Dance for Kindness 2015 - 1

NavBharat times

Sunday 8th November 2015 Dance for Kindness 2015 by Life Vest Inside

Du Beat

Come this Diwali, and your heart will be filled with kindness. At least, that is what more than a thousand dancers and volunteers would try and do. Dancing at a flash mob, the dancers would kick-start the Kindness Week, as a part of a global initiative by Life Vest Inside on Sunday, 8th November.

Every year Life Vest Inside organizes “Dance for Kindness,” a WorldWide FreezeMob/FlashMob event during which groups from all across the globe unite under the banner of kindness and join together to perform to the same song, same dance, all happening on the same day. Dance for Kindness serves as Life Vest Inside’s Annual Fundraiser as well as a means of building awareness of World Kindness Day.

This year marks LVI’s 4th Annual WorldWide Dance for Kindness 2015, with participation from over 100 cities spanning across 40 countries. In New Delhi, the Flash-Freeze mob would take place in Connaught Place on Raahgiri day, 8th November. “The purpose of Dance for Kindness 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”, says Abhishek, Group Leader for Dance for Kindness and the co-founder of Those In Need (TIN). TIN is an organisation connecting NGOs, societies and volunteers. TIN is celebrating its first anniversary and on this occasion Abhishek is heading a vertical of international event, a big leap from the local events he started with a year ago.

Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world, indeed, it is the only thing that ever has, said Margaret Mead. Life Vest Inside and Abhishek Saini are taking her words to the next level reminding people that a small group of committed DANCERS can change the world as well! On 8th November, Dancers from New Delhi will join with thousands around the globe on the same day, dancing under the banner of kindness! To be a part of this madness, register at: http://www.lifevestinside.com/dfk/register-to-dance/

Visit the international event page here, and the local Delhi event page here.

The following colleges have been collaborated with for the event:

Article Link: HERE 

Friday 30th October 2015 प्यार और बराबरी के मेसेज के लिए let's डांस

NavBharat times

50 देशों के 130 से ज्यादा शहरों में 20 हजार से ज्यादा लोग एक ही दिन, एक ही गाने पर जल्द ही डांस करने वाले हैं। हमारी दिल्ली भी इसमें शामिल हो रही है। इस इवेंट को नाम दिया गया है 'डांस फॉर काइंडनेस'। जाति, धर्म, सेक्स और दूसरे भेदभाव के बिना सभी के लिए दयालुता, प्यार, करुणा और इज्जत की भावना को पैदा करने के लिए इस इंटरनैशनल इवेंट को ऑर्गनाइज किया जा रहा है। यह इवेंट वर्ल्ड काइंडनेस डे 8 नवंबर को ऑर्गनाइज किया जाएगा। इस बारे में पेश है अंकुर कुमार की रिपोर्ट :

विश्व को एक धागे में पिरोने की कोशिश

इस इवेंट का मकसद पूरे विश्व को एक साथ लाना है। लाइफ वेस्ट इनसाइड (एलवीआई) ग्रुप ने इस इवेंट की शुरुआत की है। डोज इन नीड के को-फाउंडर और एलवीआई के दिल्ली हेड अभिषेक सैनी ने बताया कि लोग 

सरहदों को भूल लव और काइंडनेस के लिए एक साथ एक मंच पर आए, यही इस इवेंट का मकसद है। चेंज लीडर और एलवीआई की फाउंडर ओर्ली वाहबा की तरफ से 18 नवंबर 2012 को अमेरिका से इसकी शुरुआत की गई है । इंडिया भी इस इवेंट में 2012 से शामिल रहा है।

और शहरों में भी होगा आयोजन

अभिषेक ने बताया कि इस बार दिल्ली के अलावा आंध्र प्रदेश के कडप्पा, केरल के कोट्यम, कर्नाटक के बेंगलुरु और महाराष्ट्र के पुणे में भी इवेंट का आयोजन किया जा रहा है

500 से ज्यादा युवा होंगे शामिल

अभी तक इस इवेंट में शामिल होने के लिए 200 लोगों ने रजिस्ट्रेशन करवा लिया है। दिल्ली में ही 500 से ज्यादा रजिस्टर्ड युवा शामिल होंगे। अभिषेक को उम्मीद है कि दिल्ली वीकली इवेंट राहगीरी के साथ जुड़कर होने की वजह से इस इवेंट में 5 हजार लोग शामिल होंगे। वहीं इंडिया के दूसरे शहरों में भी सैकड़ों युवा इस इवेंट में शामिल होने जा रहे हैं।

कई दिनों से चल रही है प्रैक्टिस

इस इवेंट को सक्सेसफुल बनाने के लिए कई दिनों से प्रैक्टिस चल रही है। 1 नवंबर को अगली प्रैक्टिस है। इस दिन इस इवेंट में शामिल होने वाले युवा न सिर्फ फ्लैशमॉब की प्रैक्टिस करेंगे, बल्कि बेघर बच्चों के लिए कार्ड भी बनाएंगे।

इस तरह होगा इवेंट

इवेंट दो पार्ट फ्रीजमॉब और फ्लैशमॉब में होगा। फ्रीजमॉब में सदस्य काइंडनेस पोजिशन में खड़े रहेंगे, जिससे वे लोगों को मेसेज दे सकें। वहीं इसके बाद फ्लैशमॉब डांस के जरिए वे एंटरटेनमेंट के साथ लोगों को इवेंट के मकसद से अवेयर करेंगे।

अमेरिका से लेकर ऑस्ट्रेलिया तक होगा आयोजन

इस इवेंट में ऑस्ट्रेलिया, यूएसए, फिलिपींस, सेंट लूसिया, कनाडा, जर्मनी, बांग्लादेश, ब्राजील, नेपाल, अर्जेंटीना सहित 50 देशों के लोग होंगे शामिल।

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Thursday 29th October 2015 Dance for Kindness 2015 - 2

Nav Bharat Times

Wednesday 14th October 2015 7 Scientific Reasons That Kindness Is The Key To Happiness

Youth Ki Awaaz

Kindness is a universal language that transcends race, religion, ethnicity and nationality. To some, the world is filled with war, hatred, violence and hopelessness. But together we have the power to fill this world with kindness, trust, hope and love.

Here are seven scientific facts why the act of kindness is healthier and happier choice:

1. Like most antidepressants, kindness stimulates the production of serotonin. Serotonin heals your wounds, calms you down, and makes you happy.

2. Kindness boosts serotonin in the giver, the receiver, and everyone who witnesses it.

3. Every act of kindness spreads through three degrees of separation.

4. Engaging in acts of kindness produces endorphins, the brain’s natural painkiller. Endorphins are three times more effective than morphine.

5. Being kind produces oxytocin in your system, which promotes social bonding, exerts an immediate calming effect, increases trust and generosity, strengthens the immune system, and boosts virility.

6. Compassionate people have 2x the amount of DHEA, which slows down aging.

7. Compassionate people have 23% less cortisol, the infamous stress hormone.

Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world, indeed, it is the only thing that ever has”, Margaret Mead had said.

Dance for Kindness by Life Vest Inside, a NPO, is committed to spreading the message of kindness in the hearts and minds of the global community; inviting them to see just how fun, easy and accessible kindness truly is. The purpose of World Kindness Day, celebrated on 13th November, by kindness NGOs around the world, is to look beyond the boundaries of our country, our culture, our race, our religion, and realize that we are citizens of the world. This year Those In Need, a Delhi based NGO, along with Life Vest Inside is hosting a flash mob on 8th November in Delhi to further their cause. To be a part of their project, click here.

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Saturday 3rd October 2015 THIS 8TH NOVEMBER, DANCE TO CHANGE THE WORLD!

Wat Do I Do

Come this Diwali, and your heart will be filled with Kindness. At least, that is what more than a thousand dancers and volunteers would try and do. Dancing at a flash mob, the dancers would kick-start the Kindness Week, as a part of a global initiative by Life Vest Inside on Sunday, 8th November.

Every year Life Vest Inside organizes “Dance for Kindness,” a WorldWide FreezeMob/FlashMob event during which groups from all across the globe unite under the banner of kindness and join together to perform to the same song, same dance, all happening on the same day. Dance for Kindness serves as Life Vest Inside’s Annual Fundraiser as well as a means of building awareness of World Kindness Day.

This year marks LVI’s 4th Annual WorldWide Dance for Kindness, with participation from over 100 cities spanning across 40 countries. In New Delhi, the Flash-Freeze mob would take place in Connaught Place on Raahgiri day, 8th November.

“The purpose of Dance for Kindness 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”, says Abhishek, Group Leader for Dance for Kindness and the co-founder of Those In Need (TIN).

TIN is an organisation connecting NGOs, societies and volunteers. TIN is celebrating its first anniversary and on this occasion Abhishek is heading a vertical of international event, a big leap from the local events he started with a year ago. Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world, indeed, it is the only thing that ever has, said Margaret Mead. Life Vest Inside and Abhishek Saini are taking her words to the next level reminding people that a small group of committed DANCERS can change the world as well! On 8th November, Dancers from New Delhi will join with thousands around the globe on the same day, dancing under the banner of kindness!

To be a part of this madness,

Register here

Join the main Dance for Kindness Facebook Event Page Here

Join the India, New Delhi: LVI Dance for Kindness 2015 local event page Here

Come 8th November, show your support!

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