Mysuru, Jan 3: Bounces at a science meet? That's the breaking news from Mysuru, which is hosting a gen-next sci-tech event.
To ensure better crowd-control mechanism, the organisers of 103rd Indian Science Congress (103ISC) have hired bouncers. Spotting black T-shirt and blue jeans, these 'muscle maniacs' are already in action at the Manasagangotri campus.
OneIndia spoke to one of the members of team bouncers, who agreed to speak only after he was assured that his identity is protected. According to him, there are around 75 of them on duty at 103ISC.
"We are mainly here to control crowd. We will keep a close eye on the queue systems. We want to ensure that women, girls, senior citizens and others who come here do not face any problems," says the anonymous bouncer.
Aged between 20 and 27 years, there are wrestlers and martial arts experts too in the team. "We have been given a brief that there are top teachers and professors attending this event. So our job is to ensure that everything is smooth," he says.
Some of the bouncers at the venue were seen armed with walkie-talkies. Some were seen informing students that the tea and snacks counters were open.
Most of the bouncers are drawn from local gyms in Mysuru. "We have been hired for such a mega event for the first time. Hope to learn something in life by interacting with these 'top people' from India," says the bouncer.
So, watch out for the big boys in black T-shirts and blue jeans. Men with muscles are watching you!