The third edition of this season’s Happy Streets, organised by The Times Of India in association with Bidhannagar City Police and presented by Shyam Steel, started off the year’s first Sunday with a bang. Thousands took over the T-junction in front of Central Park at Salt Lake to participate in various fun events.
The 2km stretch was a hub of activities with something for everyone — from youngsters to the elderly — to enjoy with their friends and families. The morning started off with a zumba session by Dropbeats, which got the young crowd moving, warming up the atmosphere. This was followed by a dance performance by Sohinimoksha and her students from the shelter home Little Big Help. A gymnastics performance by Mridula Debnath came right after, which kept the crowd hooked.
There was a whole lot of other activities for the revellers to participate in and enjoy, including skating by Fun On Wheels for the kids and karate by Kolkata Gojukai Karate Do, which had people from the crowd throw a few punches and kicks. The children had a lot of other things to participate in, like an activity by BakeDiets, Little Gym and Active Aerobics. There was also a yoga and cross-fit session by SAS Fitness for fitness enthusiasts.
Apart from these, there were zones to play cricket, football, basketball, badminton, tug of war and several other outdoor games. Many turned up in large groups of friends and family just to spend some quality time together.
A group of friends came from Baguiati to soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the chilly morning. “I heard about Happy Streets and have come here for the first time. The atmosphere is electrifying,” said Susant Jha, a college student.
Nine-year-old Abheri Bhattacharya had been waiting to come to Happy Streets ever since she came to know that it was going to be organized close to her house. “I am excited to be here,” she said.
Anil Kumar Ghosh, a 73-year-old resident of Salt Lake came with his granddaughter Anwesha Sarkar. “I come to this event every year. It is such a nice initiative. These kinds of events also help spread awareness about, and reduce, pollution,” he said.
Source: Times of India