Braving bad weather, 3000 citizens throng ‘ Park Utsav’ in Bhubaneswar


Bhubaneswar: Braving inclement weather after overnight downpour, around 3,000 people of different age groups on Sunday thronged two major parks – Buddha Jayanti Park and Biju Patnaik Park – here to participate in the second episode of Park Utsav held on Sunday

Various activities, including Yoga, Musical performance, painting, storytelling, awareness campaign on cleanliness, and cultural progeammes kept the audience engaged and active during the event between 7 am and 9 am, organised by the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA).

Similarly, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) organised ‘Mu Safaiwala’ campaign and distributed cotton bags among visitors to spread awareness about health and environmental hazards of using plastic and polythene bags.

To motivate people to adopt a healthy lifestyle and disease-free life, a health camp was organised in the parks where several people, mostly senior citizens took advantage of the facility.

Besides, the visitors also filled up the ‘Citizen Feedback Forms’ as part of ‘Ease of Living Index Assessment’ conducted by the BMC on behalf of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to know the quality of life of its citizens in Smart City.

“Despite bad weather conditions, people, including good number of children and school students have attended the event today. This proves that the whole idea of organising Park Utsav has striked a right chord with one and all in the city,” said a top official of BDA, who attended the event.

The BDA and BMC have made elaborate arrangements for smooth conduct of the event.

As part of the plan, next Park Utsav will be held at Mahatma Gandi and Kharavela Parks  on February 16 and BDA City Centre ( NICCO Park) and Madhusudan Das Park on February 23.

Similarly, the event will be held at Indira Gandhi Park and Buddha Jayanti Park on March 1, Biju Patnaik and Kharavela Parks on March 8.

The event will organized at BDA City Centre and Madhusudan Das Park on March 15.

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