People thronged the 2km stretch of the service lane between Golaghata and Lake Town on Saturday morning to enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere. This was the season’s last edition of Happy Streets, organized by The Times Of India in association with Bidhannagar City Police.
Bidhannagar MLA and state fire services minister Sujit Bose, who had inaugurated the Lake Town edition of Happy Streets last Sunday, attended the event on Saturday. “Times Of India has been organizing Happy Streets, which is a nice initiative where people come together and have fun. I hope you all have been enjoying a lot,” Bose said.
Bose also mingled with the enthusiastic crowd and obliged with requests for selfies with the crowd. He also tried a few shots with a cricket bat, enjoyed a little football and also succeeded in netting a basketball in front of a cheering crowd.
On the main stage, the zumba session by Zin Bidya Roy was followed by crowd interaction activities by emcee Saahil Agarwal.
Other activities at the event included skating by Fun on Wheels, karate by Kolkata Gojukai Karate Do, a kids’ zone by Fun Diet and yoga by Yoga Plus. NGO JCI Central Kolkata distributed plant saplings and there were art and interior décor activities by International School of Design.
Among the crowd, there were many who had come for the first time and also several Happy Streets regulars. Aakarsh Gupta, a five-year-old who stays nearby was very excited as he had come for the first time. He joined other kids skating on the stretch. “I am very excited. It is a wonderful feeling,” he said.
“It is such a nice carnival-like atmosphere with everyone from the young to the elderly coming together with their friends and family to have fun. It would be great if Happy Streets returned to this venue next season,” said one of a group of friends.
Source: Times of India