The event ‘Let’s shake a leg’ marking the occasion of International Dance Day was held on Friday at British Lingua, an institute of international repute for English communication skills and personality development with the aim of creating positive vibes among the young generation and letting them know how dancing impacts life positively and lastingly.
Inaugurating the session of ‘Let’s shake a leg’ at British Lingua, its managing director and noted author Dr Birbal Jha said, “IDD inspires us to have the ability to move our body rhythmically to music following a set of sequence of steps, shaking a leg, cutting a rug, tripping the light fantastic, footing it, stepping it, hoofing it, whirling and twirling the body”.
Further, appealing to the audience on the day, he went on asking them to stand up and get jigging as the dance of any sort teaches us how to interact with music and express ourselves artistically, fantastically and captivatingly.
“Dancing, a form of exercise has a recreational and entertaining value in human life. It could be a way to stay fit, in fine fettle for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. Music accompanied by dancing gets into the soul of those participating in it, replacing any negative energy from the body with the positive one. It also establishes a sense of community life and togetherness, allowing one to be as closer as possible and to be joined at hips.”, emphasized Dr Birbal, known as ‘Paagman of India’ for his socio-cultural movement in the country that stirred up the Central Government-led by Narendra Modi into issuing a postal stamp on Mithila Paag in 2017.
Describing the forms of dances practised in the world, Dr Jha added, “There are varied sorts of dances found in all cultures of the world whether east or west. However, with globalization beginning in the early ’90s, and with the manifestation of the Internet, cultural exchanges have become ubiquitous and are enjoyed by all”.
‘Come on and make a friendship with British Lingua’ sung by Maanbardhan Kanth was the theme song on the day to which a group of students on the day footed it and stepped it, sending across a message of fraternity and goodwill.
The social venture British Lingua, beginning form Patna in 1993 now headquartered in Delhi has earned wide recognition for its training methodology – English SIM which stands for Structural –cum- Interactive Method, imparting successful English Skills training to lacs of students, and bringing about a positive change in their personality and lifestyles. It holds various language activities to groom the personality of candidates joining there.
The linguist and etymologist Dr Birbal, who heads British Lingua stands by its commitment to providing unfettered access to English Communication skills to the deprived section of society who could not afford to go to English medium schools for financial reasons.