BHUBANESWAR: More than 50,000 people thronged the Janpath here on Sunday to be a part of the seventh edition of Raahgiri. Robotics remained the centre of attraction for children and elders alike. City-based SakRobotix organised a robot assembling session in which participants were imparted training to set up a full-fledged functional robot and control it through a remote sensing handheld. At an event titled ‘Fun with Robo’, slum children interacted with a robot for the first time.
Managing Director and CEO of SakRobotix Sakyasingha Mahapatra said the initiative will encourage students to take up a specialised career in science research and engineering.
Members of Bharat Scouts and Guides displayed traditional martial art of the State ‘Paika Akhada’ while Rock Band Yuva performed well along with artistes from Ama Kalakar Group. Gate ball along with Aerobics and Zumba were also in demand. Mythological character ‘Kansa’ caught attention of the public.
While a tribal art and painting exhibition gained much popularity among the crowd, poetry recital by famous Koshali poet Haladhar Nag attracted attention from the Raahgiri visitors. A signature campaign on an all-woman car rally, which will be held on March 6, was organised by Yuva Prayas Foundation.
Higher Education Minister Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy inaugurated the event while Tourism Minister Ashok Chandra Panda was the chief guest. MLA (Bhubaneswar North) Priyadarshi Mishra and Khurda Collector Niranjan Sahu were present.