Saturday, 13 February 2016
4th Raahgiri marked by flowers, wildlife - BHUBANESHWAR
The fourth Raahgiri Day on Sunday was a big hit with around 45,000 people attending it to promote non-motorised transport.
A flower exhibition, jointly organized by the Plant Lovers Association and the Regional Plant Resource Centre, and a display of wildlife photograph were big draws this week. More than 100 varieties of flowers were showcased at the exhibition.
Tourism minister Ashok Chandra Panda inaugurated the event which was attended by dignitaries like MLAs Priyadarshi Mishra and Bijay Mohanty. Sarika Panda Bhatt, manager (cities and transport) of World Resources Institute India and a brain behind the Raahgiri, was the special guest.
A group of wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers put on display rare pictures of birds and animals. Several physically challenged youths participated in a quiz competition on wildlife and enthralled the audience with a cultural show.
The yoga session was also a huge crowd puller. More than 500 people performed yoga asanas on the stretch between Master Canteen and Ram Mandir square.
Kids and youths from various cycle riding groups of the city also performed stunts.
"It is encouraging that people are gradually understanding the concept of Raahgiri and maintaining discipline during the three-hour long event," said Bhubaneswar Municipal
Source : TOI , 28th Feb 2016