STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Over 35,000 Turn up for 3rd Raahgiri Day

A cricket tournament was organised between media and the teams of BDA and BMC in which the former emerged as winner

Published: 01st February 2016 06:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st February 2016 06:21 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: More than 35,000 people turned up for the third edition of Raahgiri Day here on Sunday morning. The event started with a cake cutting ceremony to mark the Capital’s win in the Smart City race.

Odia film actor Archita Sahoo, who is also the brand ambassador of Smart City programme, cheered the crowd and participated in the programme organised by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation in association with Bhubaneswar Development Authority, Commissionerate Police and Odisha Tourism.

Apart from the huge response to the activities on the 1.2 km stretch between Master Canteen and Ram Mandir Square on Janpath, new games like Hoopla and fitness activities like Zumba and aerobics were a major hit among the public.

Yoga groups, institutions and universities participated in large numbers to promote fitness and wellness. Students from 25 schools of the City came with their posters and displayed those on the Janpath.

The State Khadi Board demonstrated a ‘Charkha’ and other products for public to mark the 68th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The products included Khadi products, handicrafts and different forest produce collected from across the State. A cricket tournament was organised between media and the teams of BDA and BMC teams in which the former was the winner.

Later, Mayor AN Jena announced that more Government agencies from different sectors will be involved in Raahgiri Day celebration. The civic body’s health officials also cleaned the stretch after the event.

The event was inaugurated by Higher Education Minister Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy, Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda and Lok Sabha member Prasanna Patsani.

Legislators, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister UN Behera, Principal Secretary (Home) Asit Kumar Tripathy, DGP KB Singh and Police Commissioner YB Khurania were the guests at the event.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp