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Mob with a message

Flash mobs livened up a dull Sunday afternoon at six go-to destinations in the city as Suno Meri Awaaz, a part of the One Billion Rising Campaign aimed at spreading awareness on human trafficking and violence against women, left the crowd entertained and enlightened. Malancha Dasgupta followed a “mob” of 45 children from schools and NGOs as they danced to the tunes of Suno suno meri awaaz, Mujhe kya bechega rupaiya and Jai ho at Quest mall, Victoria Memorial, Prinsep Ghat, Park Street, New Market and Forum Courtyard, Elgin Road. They handed leaflets with messages in English, Bengali and Hindi to the people who cheered them along. Suno Meri Awaaz, inspired by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book Half the Sky, is the brainchild of Vasvi Kejriwal, a Class XII student at The International School Bangalore. La Martiniere for girls and boys, Loreto and Modern High School for Girls were among the participating schools along with NGOs Apne Aap Women Worldwide, Basha and Hamari Muskan. “This was organised to break the silence of the repressed,” said Ruchira Gupta of Apne Aap