Launch of “Happy Street” initiative in Chennai to promote non-motorized transport for healthy living
In order to promote a healthy lifestyle, the “Happy Street” initiative was launched in Chennai to encourage people to use non-motorized transport. The event took place in Anna Nagar for which the roads are completely blocked from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Second Avenue from Bluestar Junction to Nalli Junction.
Tamil Nadu Health Minister Mr. Subramaniyan, Chennai City Corporation Commissioner Gagandheep Singh Bedi, Chennai City Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal attend the event and took part in various activities like cycling at the event. Speaking on stage, Minister M. Subramaniyan said, “This is a very good initiative to raise awareness of physical activities. Already in Chennai in ECR and Besant Nagar, there are specific areas where transportation has been banned where people can walk and cycle, jog. People still need awareness. This will be helpful in creating such awareness.”
“Happy Streets is about having fun on the street. We can play whatever we want on the street. Limited possibility of having fun on the road. Can play basketball, cricket, tennis and whatever we want. We are planning in total covering 52 weekday Sundays where 5 weeks in this location and 5 weeks in another location with 8 locations across Chennai.Hope the people of Chennai have fun on this, said Suganthan of the team organizer”. The Happy Street initiative of various private organizations with Smart City Limited came up with the idea to provide various activities to the public to raise public awareness of the importance of physical health and lead a happy life.
“It’s new in Chennai. We are happy to be here. Our childhood activities are here. We are enjoying,” local SendhilNathan. For this initiative ‘Happy Streets’ is the reason. Here, people can play Roads any way they want. The elderly took a calm walk with their beloved, where the children played skating, karate, table tennis, boxing, game with tired and marbles and many others. Music and fitness activities were also organized during the event. (ANI)
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