On a sunny Sunday morning, the young and enthusiastic crowd of students at the VCCB (Viral Content Center of Bangalore) has gathered to watch the video.
It is a video of two middle-aged men on a boat being chased by an angry mob, who try to attack them with sticks and rocks.
The video ends with the two men on the shore being rescued by a rescue boat.
The two men are part of the Vidya Bhavan, a youth-led organization that works with schools and colleges to create video content for a variety of online platforms.
They have been working on a short video called “Hate Video”, which is about a young woman in India who has recently been accused of having committed the hate crime of making a video in which she berated a Muslim woman in an English class for wearing the veil.
The video has been viewed over 1.5 million times, with a large number of young people participating in its creation.
“I have watched the video, and the young people’s reaction is priceless.
This video has created a massive wave in the online community, and people are getting really excited about it,” said Raju Singh, a VCCA member who works on the Vidyavihar project.
“We have a huge group of young and impressionable people, and we are doing this project because we want to help them develop better communication skills.”
The Vidya BH project was born out of the community’s interest in video-based social media, and in response to the growing demand for videos with more impact.
Vidya’s founders say the project was initially conceived as a means to teach a social-media-savvy audience about how to make a video.
They wanted to create a platform for young people to learn how to create videos and share them online.
“We started with a simple idea and soon realized we could build something that could be truly viral, that would reach a huge number of people and that would create a buzz in the community,” said V.R. Ranganath, the Vidhya Bhavan co-founder and co-director.
“The Vidhya BH is our first viral video and we think it’s really going to make India a better country.”
A young person from the Vidyanagar school in Bangalore, where Vidya has taught social media to students, said Vidya is an amazing way to help young people learn how video works.
“If we had a website that taught how to upload a video, we wouldn’t be able to do this,” said the student, who preferred to remain anonymous.
“Instead of doing it, I made it on my phone.
We made a website and it is going viral.
It has been amazing, it has changed my life.
It made me realise how to use technology.””
Vidya BHB is the first viral social media video and I think it has helped a lot of people learn the basics of social media.
I would say this is the best way to learn social media,” said Rishi Parekh, a 23-year-old college student from Jharkhand, who also participated in the VidYavihar Project.
“People are looking for new ways to engage with each other online, and they have learned how to interact in different ways.
It’s good to be able help them to understand the different social media platforms and use them to their advantage.”
While some young people in India are keen to be part of a video project that inspires young people, many in the country are also aware of the pitfalls associated with such videos.
“VidYavH is a great project for us to help our young people with social media and online learning.
However, if the VidYA video ends up being a hit, I feel it is important that there is a better way of disseminating social media content, including online, that encourages tolerance and diversity,” said Anjali Shukla, director general, VCR (Vidhya Bhavans Resource Centre).
“A lot of the social media outlets are becoming more and more anti-India and the Vidiyas video is a perfect example of what is wrong in the world today.”