And then we thought Sundays were for waking up late. In Pimple Saudagar, what our team experienced when they went to cover the Happy Street event was simply astounding.
It did not look like an ordinary Sunday morning Pune Street. It rather looked like a beach in Goa, where rock beats were being complemented by people dancing to the tune. While there were others who were riding the bicycle and still others who had come with friends and family to play a sport or two in the middle of an otherwise busy street.
The event, modelled on the Ciclovia festival in Columbia, is a joint initiative by media arms such as Times of India and Maharastra Times and Pune Traffic Police.
We talked to a few Puneris on this occasion. 29 year old Madhu is overjoyed that the event has moved close to her house. “We had heard that the event had been taking place in Aundh and then Kalyani Nagar. Now that it moved here in Pimple Saudagar, me and my husband decided to come with our Yoga matts.”
City based entrepreneur Thomas points out, “It shows how Puneris love to participate in a unified action events.”
The event has the distinction of attracting almost all age groups and has a vision of promoting sustainable transport systems in the city along with outdoor activities. We at PuneAlive wish all the best to this very interesting initiative and promise to cover more such news and encourage all our readers to participate in Happy Street events!