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They've found NEW ways to bond, and they are lovin' it!

Posted: Sep 20, 2018     By Avishek Dubey

A brisk walk, some fresh air, early-morning sun, the ceaseless chirping and, of course, less traffic fumes — do you need more reasons to be out in the wee hours of the morning! That’s what got the Noida Expressway Walkers (NEW) together, and there has been no looking back since.    

For the last six months, over 200 members from more than 15 high-rise societies along the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway have been getting together at 5.30 am daily — and also on weekends — for what they call a “power walk”.

Activities end at 7.30 am at the C Block park of Sector 85, with open-air stretching exercises.

NEW member Anushree Sen, a resident of Omaxe Spa, a high rise in Sector 93B, didn’t like going out for walks, but now it’s almost a passion with her. She completed the 15-km walk just two weeks ago. Sen gushes, “We know each other, so it has become like a big family of walkers. It’s really helped me to keep myself fit and also stay in a great mind space.”

 

 

Pradeep Panda, a resident of Purvanchal Royal Park in Sector 137, and also the founder of NEW explained the motivations behind such an initiative. “Walking in a group is fun, motivating and safe too. Sometimes, truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”

Since June 2018, the group has organised four Destination Walks at Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Jahapana Green Park, India Gate and Lodhi Gardens. The next destination walk is set for Nehru Park.

The group also organises interesting activities like Monthly Destination Walk and Couple Walk.

“Last month, we had 100-km challenge for the group, but for this month, the whole group has to complete 10,000 km by September-end. We had done 4000 km by September 15. These walks rejuvenate our health and minds, and also provide an excellent opportunity for interpersonal bonding,” Panda added.

The NEW plans to organise a walkathon for Noida very soon.

 

 

 

TAGS: NEW / Walks / Noida-Greater Noida Expressway / Walkathon / Omaxe Spa

COMMENT




Pradeep Panda

Posted 3 months ago

Thanks cityspidey for covering our NEW initiative to bring all walkers together & to motivate others to walk for good health Pradeep Panda Founder of NEW 9811354053

 
 
 
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Vikas Agrawal

Posted 3 months ago

I still remember when Pradeep (fondly our pandaji) just took me with himself on casual walk outside society one weekend 2 years back. We never thought this will one day become a routine of life but the passion to walk together, talk together mingling with like minded driving every individual out of their inhibitions. Surely it's Way ahead to go.. Thanks cityspidey for covering it so conclusively. Take a walk sometime together..

 
 
 
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Priti Sood

Posted 3 months ago

Feel very Happy n Proud to be connected to this highly Motivating NEW group. Past 2 months, have become a regular walker and all the NEW Challenges keeps us motivating. A big Thank you to Panda Sir for his Selfless efforts.

 
 
 
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Neeru Gupta

Posted 3 months ago

Its lovely to be a part of New... Destination walks are like picnics, not to be missed for anything in the world.. New has made my life... happening and healthy.. with whole of expressway as my one big family...

 
 
 
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Leena Guha Roy

Posted 3 months ago

Thank you City Spidy team for writing about us in details. Great initiative will always be noticed... Thanks again for supporting us..

 
 
 
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Gunjan Pherani

Posted 3 months ago

Thank you to Panda Sir for his efforts , Very happy to be connected to this Group. It is not an easy task to push people out of their beds specially on weekends early morning. Big thanks to our founder of NEW

 
 
 
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Subhrata Jena

Posted 3 months ago

It's truly wonderful to be a part of this group.. getting up early was the most difficult thing for me but now I look forward to the weekend walks to rejuvenate myself...

 
 
 
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Sachin Pahuja

Posted 3 months ago

Really amazing to be a part of this fabulous group and Many thanks to Cityspidey for covering it in a beautiful way...the discipline and motivation shown by the group members is really commendable...now it seems too easy to wake up early morning and devote time on our health.

 
 
 
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Ajay Kumar

Posted 3 months ago

I remember some time in May. 2018 when I was taking a round in Park near India TV after long solo walk of about 10 Km and saw some people doing some stretching exercise. I sat on green bench near them. After few minutes a gentle man came to me and ask me to click a pic of their group , I did it happily and that was my day and one click had changed my mornings. I became and active member of NEW and we enjoy walking together. Special thanks to Panda jee whose dedicated and sincere efforts has created a special bond in NEW members who love to wake up early for a brisk walk with lot of fun after Yoga and stretching session. In fact NEW has become a big family of like minded people living in 15 societies across NGN express way. Thanks to City Spidey for this exclusive coverage . We invite you to join us in next destination walk to Nehru Park and enjoy !! ---- Ajay

 
 
 
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Madhulika Bhatnagar

Posted 3 months ago

I joined this group on 15th Aug and am thoroughly enjoying the walk with a group of like minded people. It is refreshing and I look forward for more destination walks 🙂

 
 
 
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Vipul Kumar

Posted 3 months ago

first of all, I want to thank cityspidey for this beautiful coverage for our NEW (Noida Express Walkers). I have associated with this group since May 2018. Mr. Pradeep Panda is our walking mentor for this initiative and he truly deserves the credit for motivating this group of over 230 health conscious people who are committed to change their lifestyle to "Live healthy and Stay Healthy". I am proud to be associated with NEW..... Thanks & Regards Vipul Kumar, member, NEW (Noida Express Walkers).

 
 
 
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Posted 3 months ago

I have been an avid morning walker for a few years. Mostly my walk used to remain confined to the apartment complex where I live. However, for the past few months I have found an enthusiastic team of health conscious professionals from the nearby societies. I look forward to the weekend just to walk and exercise in the company of NEW. Thanks to my old friend Mr Panda for this excellent initiative.

 
 
 
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Rajeev Bansal

Posted 3 months ago

Thanks to Vikas for connecting me with NEW, and a special thanks to Pandaji for his support and encouragement. I started morning walks numerous times but always left as there was no push, no company or targets to chase. This group helped to overcome all thses shortfalls. Great experience overall !!! Keep walking...

 
 
 
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Kumar Gaurav

Posted 3 months ago

I 've been a part of New(Noida Express walkers) since July 2018.The daily morning challenges and destination walks are something I've enjoyed the most. Being a member has privileged me with connecting to health conscious people .its wondrous how we as a group collectively work and influence our state of well-being. I am indebted to our Mentor Mr.Pradeep panda,Our trainers Mr .Ajay Abbi Mr. Rajeev goel for their considerate initiative of motivating people and thankful to City Spidey for their coverage of our New group. Member : Kumar Gaurav

 
 
 
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