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Thousands turn up for Raahgiri as it returns to Gurugram

  • M3M Foundation in collaboration with MCG, Gurugram organized Raahgiri Day at Sector 67, M3M Urbana
  • Free mud bottles were distributed to all the participants

Over 1000 people came together to celebrate Raahgiri Day at M3M Urbana, Sector 67, golf course extension road. M3M Foundation the philanthropic arm of M3M Group in collaboration with MCG and Gurugram Police organized the same. People across all age groups turned up and enthusiastically participated in various activities including cycling (electric cycles), performing arts, Zumba, aerobics, yoga, cricket, badminton, football, etc. The Foundation also distributed free mud bottles to all the participants, promoting environment conservation.

Dr. Payal Kanodia, Trustee, M3M Foundation said, “Aiming at creating awareness about road safety, saving the environment, promoting walking and cycling, Raahgiri is a wonderful initiative. With Gurugram’s deteriorating air quality and air pollutions, it becomes more important for such events to be conducted on a regular basis, therefore; we at M3M Foundation have taken the rights to conduct Raahgiri for the many weeks. It encourages people to do physical activities that promote healthy living.”

The events witnessed many first time participants along with people as young as four years and as old as seventy years. It was a three hours event starting from 6 am till 9 am. Enthusiastic children and adults were seen riding the green e-bikes and performing Zumba which is a high-intensity aerobic exercise.

Five-year-old Neha said, “I love dancing and cycling and I completely enjoyed doing Zumba with everyone early morning. I look forward to participating in many more Raahgiri days. It was a very wonderful experience.”

Sanya, a resident of M3M Merlin who was a first-time participant said, “It is very important to conduct such events which highlight that people demand pedestrian-friendly infrastructure. We are thankful to M3M Foundation for bringing Raahgiri to Sector 67. I was all the more excited as this is the first time I participated in Raahgiri and going forward I will continue to do so. It was an amazing experience for me and my family.”

Manoj, resident of M3M Golfestate said, “I moved to Gurugram in 2016 and since then this is the first time I have been able to socialize with so many people at the same time. It was a wonderful experience because it ensures good health along with mixing up with people across ages and regions and unites them together. I look forward to more Raahgiri Days.”

 

About M3M Foundation:

It works towards bringing an equitable development that helps in attaining a brighter India, their prime focus is on education, environment, health, disaster management and socio-economic development to transform rural lifestyle.

About Raahgiri:

Raahgiri is India’s first sustained car-free citizen initiative that began in Gurugram in 2013. It is an exciting open street event, aimed at promoting walking and cycling, use of public transport that helps in curbing air pollution, creating awareness around road safety and reminds citizens that streets belong to everyone. More than 70 cities in 18 states have adopted it, with more than 1.5 million attendees.  Derived from the word ‘raah’ (meaning walkway or path), Raahgiri Day is one of India’s longest-running campaigns for improved pedestrian infrastructure and road safety.

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