Shillong, Jan 27: National Cadet Corps (NCC) on Friday evening organized its first ever flash mob at MUDA complex, Police Bazaar, under the aegis of NCC Group Headquarters, Shillong and North Eastern Region Directorate, NCC.
A Flash Mob is a group of people who gather at a public place location to perform a pre-defined action, typically a brief dance and disperse rapidly after the event has concluded. The concept is new in India and Shillong is first non metro city in the country where the event is organized.
The aim of the event was primarily organized to attract public attention to the menace of social evils such as drugs, alcoholism and environmental pollution. Banners highlighting the greenery of Shillong and those of NCC and Indian Army were also erected.
16 dancers, a mix of NCC cadets and professional dancers had taken part in the flash mob.
After the 6 minute dance put up by the group, which caught the shoppers by surprise, resulting into a huge crowd to witness the dancers, DDG, NCC - NER, Brig. VS Dheman said the aim of the flash mob was to enlighten people of the harms of drugs while encouraging the youths to join NCC ‘to get a better nation in a better format’.
He informed that such programmes will be held is all parts of the North East.
There are 45 towns where NCC units are located across North East and 968 colleges and schools in the region affiliated to NCC.
He highlighted that the aim of NCC was to develop youths as good leaders.
When asked if this as an desperate attempt by the NCC to attract youths to join the defense forces which could be attributed to lack of patriotism, Brig Dheman quickly replied that patriotism is not losing, but there was a need to develop a child in a certain way.
“His energy has to be channelized in such a way that it helps the country in a good way”, he asserted.