Gurugram: The residents came out with full energy to participate in ‘Raahgiri’ event organised for the first time at MG Road on Sunday. The main road of the city was thrown open to people to perform various physical activities which are beneficial for health.
It was organised by Raahgiri Foundation in association with Municipal Corporation of Gurugram and Gurugram Police. People from various walks of lives thronged the venue and participated in array of activities with full enthusiasm. The event was witnessed by around 2,000 people.
The denizens started their morning with Zumba and Yoga sessions. Yulu bicycles were provided to people to commute on one kilometer long pedestrianised stretch starting from MG Road metro station.
Eminent doctors taught the kids about health and how to fight against air pollution in crucial times. Corporate leaders including Mohit Thukral, Manas Fuloria and Pawan Tayal addressed people about sustainable mobility options and clean air.
Akhil Kumar, ACP Gurugram taught everyone about sports and health. The highlight of the event was ‘Walk for Equity’, that had car props, a bus, cyclists and pedestrians who were lined side by side along with users to demonstrate the large car space occupied by private vehicles on road.
“It gives us an idea about the amount of carbon emissions which are done by the vehicles. Highly sustainable mode of transport is public buses which carry large number of people resulting in lesser carbon footprint per head,” one of the members of organising team said.
“Pedestrians and cyclists take least space on the roads. Unlike other occupants of the roads, they don’t contribute to the pollution. Hence, ‘walk for inclusive street’ remained the underlining theme,” he added.
Kids from DAV Public School, Vivekananda Public School, Kilkari Jharsa Village School, Yuva Shakti Sangathan, RK Public School, Blooming Dale International School and Chakkarpur Senior Secondary School participated in the event.
Many adults and kids took part in activities like Chalk Art, Walk for Equity, Street Plays, Bhangra, Zumba, Tug of War and other sports. Haryanvi Dance and other cultural activities were presented by school kids.