An India Today event, MINDROCKS is a youth Summit of one of its kinds and for the first time it took place in Shillong, Meghalaya, on Monday 23rd Dec. The theme of the event, true to its name is to rock mindsets and stifle thoughts that are clichéd. Especially it aims to galvanize the youth of the country by connecting them with the people, (youth icons) who have a thought of their own and have made it BIG in their way.
My last experience in Mindrocks, New Delhi had been splendid.
Looking and hearing the celebrities from close quarters always gives me a high. And thus I couldn’t take a chance to miss this one in the times when live streaming brings everything right in your room.
Started with a Keynote from the CM of the state
Dr. Mukul Sangama, CM of Meghalaya gave an effective talk on how India needed young political leaders. There was a need for the youth to connect with the policy makers. He also said none should say that he or she hates politics, rather you should ensure that you are heard and you make a difference. On the other side the policy makers aka politicians should keep abreast with the young thoughts. It was important to know that whether they were doing right or wrong.
Richness and Strength of Northeast…
He mentioned it quite categorically and confidently that Northeast has great potential to contribute to the nation’s growth, but the people in the center have to understand its needs which are different from rest of the country. The cultural diversity of the location must be understood before deciding anything for the state. Also he was seen very enthusiastic and encouraging for the whole show which he displayed by being a sport and singing on the stage.
Rabbi, Dr Mukul Sangma and Vivek Oberoi sang Jingle bells too….
Women Face it everywhere : Outsider in my own country
Being born with a silver spoon is one thing but even then one has to bring the spoon to the mouth and digest it all… I believe so. Whenever children of rich and famous venture out, they have to fight out the war and one with their own parents status…
Efforts have to be made. One has to venture out fearless to reach where you want to go …. said Vivek Oberoi. And at the same time you got to realize the difference between mortal and immortal.. Don’t just live for the materialistic..
No ego problem among the boxers of north-east: said Akhil Kumar
Shillong is known as the musical capital and it definitely enjoyed it day with singers Monica Dogra, Angaraag ‘Papon’ Mahanta and Rabbi Shergill. Assamese and Punjabi fusion rocked together under the theme ‘When Bihu meets Sufi’ where Rabbi and Papon talked about their jugalbandi and their love for raw, ethnic music.
Bollywood is all mix of Punjabi, Bengali, South fraternity. The Hero was from Punjab, the writers from Bengal and actresses from South. Punjabis have a spunk… people could have issues but Honey Singh, Mika are doing great…. said Rabbi Shergill
Monica Dogra spoke with a typical accent, attitude and she had something really beautiful to say that music had the capacity to change a nation. “The whole universe is a vibration,” Parvathy Omanakuttan talked intelligently and favored honesty over many other things. She also talked about her upcoming film ‘Pizza’.
Cricket Icon Once Upon a Time
Everyone had one thing common to mention and that was… ‘Shillong is beautiful and captivating’. The celebrities fell in love with the serenity of the place… Papon mentioned it specifically, Shillong gives you great food (Pork in bamboo, Pork in Shoot), beautiful women and lovely climate, nothing attracts one to go and settle in Mumbai…
Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma, actors Abhay Deol, Vivek Oberoi, Akhil Kumar, Binalakshmi Nepram and Miss India 2008 Parvathy Omanakuttan were my favorite speakers of the day. It was indeed a memorable one.
Thats my coverage for the event… Reporter, Blogger M 🙂 😉
- Spirit of youthfulness will rock the city of SHILLONG! (manjulikapramod.com)