HYDERABAD: The eighth week of Raahgiri on the International Women’s Day on Sunday was marked by several women-centered activities in Madhapur.
People were seen flying kites, dance, celebrate birthdays, take selfies all over the road which stretches from Mindspace to Bio Diversity Park in Madhapur. The Raahgiri Day is a street event, which provides citizens with the opportunity to reclaim their streets, connect with their community and celebrate their city.
As part of the initiative, residents were encouraged to shun motorised transport and indulge in physical activity for a few hours every week. Select roads on select stretches of the city were closed to motorized traffic for a few hours on Sunday morning so that people can use it to either dance, play music, walk, cycle or even exercise
The Raahgiri Day project would restore the right of pedestrians over Hyderabad’s roads. One of the organisers of the Raahgiri Day, Visalakshi Vuyyala said, “These days, women are afraid to come out on the streets after seven or eight in the evening because of the crime against them. Raahgiri Day is a day when women take back their streets.”
On the occassion of the Interntional Women’s Day some of the activities that took place were Nukkad Natak, organised by Vigyan Jyoti College and Live Life Foundation, Raahgiri for Women--Walk the Talk by Cyberabad Security Council, Pot Decoration Workshop by Mansi and Siddhi. Motherhood India Hospital also organised Women Safety painting Expo and Live Painting. Other regular attractions were Galli Football by Coca Cola, yoga ad zumba sessions by Reebok, photography workshop by Passion reels, kite flying by Ascendas and skating workshop by D-Chameleon.