The Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) organised the first ‘Raahgiri Day’ in North Delhi on Sunday. The event was held in Burari in partnership with Raahgiri Foundation and WRI India.
Amidst a flurry of fun activities like cycling, skating, street games, street plays, music band, painting, dance, performing arts, yoga, aerobics, Zumba etc, thousands of local residents and school children pledged to reduce their share of pollution. The creative ways in which Delhi government school students expressed their concerns about the environment and the future of the planet also garnered much attention.
The street from Pushta Road Baba Colony to Pradhan Colony, was cordoned off for a few hours so that local residents can occupy it in large numbers and use the same for recreation that promotes health, wellbeing, fitness, togetherness and joy.
AAP’s Burari MLA Sanjeev Jha said, “Pollution affects us all and should be a bipartisan issue that brings everyone together. Initiatives like ‘Raahgiri Day’ provide the much-needed occasion for rallying efforts of the community around their common concerns. As local stakeholders get to physically interact with each other on ‘Raahgiri Day’, they get the opportunity to recognise their collective interests and strategise optimal ways to curb their share of pollution.”