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Bollywood dancers to entertain vigil-goers

Bollywood dancers are planning an entertaining way to show support for the message of international togetherness at Wednesday’s 24-hour vigil on the De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) campus.

Varsha Chawla & AashniSawjani

Varsha Chawla and Aashni Sawjani

The colourful DMU Bollywood Dance Society perform at various occasions throughout the year but now want to add a more powerful message than pure entertainment.

Law student Aashni Sawjani is Vice President of the society and came to Britain from Kenya three years ago.

She said: "We wanted to take part because we have just been on the #DMUglobal trip to New York and we had a really good time and everybody was really friendly.

"However, at the time everybody was talking about Donald Trump about to be inaugurated as US President.

“As the days have passed since then, we have seen a lot happening in the New York and the US that worries us.

"A lot of students on campus are worried they may be affected by what is going on in America."

Aashni added: “We’re taking part in the vigil partly because we thought it would be good to direct their minds away from that for a while.

“It’s very annoying that someone with as much power as Trump has is investing so much of it in the ways he is, when he could use those powers to unite people around the world.

“We alone can’t do anything but maybe when people come together, as they are for this vigil, maybe there is something we can do.”

Bollywood Dance Society President Varsha Chawla, who is from Gibraltar and studying Accounting and Economics, added: “Please come down to the vigil and show your support.”

Posted on Wednesday 8th February 2017

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