Delta, B.C. – Over 700 students from four Delta School District schools rocked out to some Bieber and Bollywood this afternoon to mark Pink Shirt Day.
Organized by Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) graduate Sean Bindra, students across age groups and cultural backgrounds turned North Delta Secondary's soccer field into a sea of pink with an anti-bullying flash mob. Bindra was moved to direct the event by his own experiences and a desire to build community support around the issue of anti-bullying.
“I was bullied during school, so I want to make a positive change and make our community safer. Life is all about spreading love and happiness. There is no greater feeling than being responsible for someone else's smile. I want to spread this message across our community,” said Bindra, who directed his first anti-bullying flash mob in 2014.
An alumnus of KPU's bachelor of business administration in marketing program, Bindra is currently the community relations coordinator for the BC Lions, some of whom showed up to the event with their jerseys and dance moves to show their support. The number was choreographed by Rohan D'Silva, the principal dance instructor from the renowned Shiamak Davar International.
In addition to recognizing Pink Shirt Day, Bindra says he helped coordinate the event in honour of community, and family.
“My cousin passed away to cancer last year. He loved this community, loved giving back and he loved the kids. I am dedicating this event in his memory and hope to make him proud.”
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