Indian Ladies in UK takes to Trafalgar Square to celebrate 70 years of Indian Independence….reports Asian Lite News
An enthusiastic selection from the Diaspora support group, Indian Ladies in UK, has been practicing for a unique flash mob in Trafalgar Square to celebrate 70 years of Indian independence. On August 13th a large group of ladies from the group participated in a memorable event at the London landmark.
The flash mob has been choreographed by Sumeet’s Step2Step Bollywood Dance Academy led by Sumeet Sachdev who has spent weeks building the confidence of the ladies involved. This is the group’s third flash mob in the space of a year and has acted as a great tool to empower women.
The group presented Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, a crochet blanket made of thousands of crochet squares made by the migrant women on his inaugural trip to London after winning a landslide election in 2014. This was ILU’s first community project to promote what it now holds as its tagline ‘unity in diversity’.
Founder of Indian Ladies in UK CIC, Poonam Joshi says: “I am thrilled to be celebrating our Indian Independence Day which also happens to be our first anniversary in this way – It’s a celebration of India in the UK, empowering amateur dancers to go out there and show off their skills, build their confidence and showcase what we can do as women, as Indian women, when we put our minds determinedly to the task at hand.
In the short space of a year, Indian Ladies in UK has grown to more than 11,000 members. We began with the aim of making a small difference in the lives of first generation migrant Indian in the UK. That objective has grown beyond all of our expectations and we continue to empower and enrich the lives of our members and women both here in the UK and our home in India”.
Ekta Gupta, taking part in the Indian independence day flash mob states “ILU has instilled in me the pride I take to be an Indian and brought together a family which I cherish. A home away from home!
Flash mob is just not a dance but a series of meetings, preparation, discipline and fun. It has given a naive dancer like me the chance and the confidence to perform in public. I loved every bit of it.”