Like the proverbial snowball that grows and grows as it rolls along, "Lokhandwala Street Festival" in a couple of weeks has gained immense popularity, drawing large crowds, and spreading the mantra of fit and healthy living.
The event saw the presence of Arjun Kapoor, Raj Thackeray, Karanvir Bohra, Jeetendra Thackeray, Shalini Thackeray, Siddharth Kannan, Piya Valecha .
Mr. Surjeet Singh Dadiala & Mrs Shalini Thackeray says, “In this internet age our citizens are well educated, well-informed, and their expectations are accordingly high. Lokhandwala Street Festival met their inherent desire to engage in fitness and cultural activities, in an enjoyable, safe, outdoor setting. Other free street events focus on sports and fitness alone, Lokhandwala Street Festival gives opportunity to people to engage in performing arts and entertainment also.”
The 3 km stretch of well-maintained concrete roads were freed from vehicular traffic and opened up for not just local residents but also to many who come from faraway locations.
As many as more than 50 activity stations including Yoga, Zumba, Rock Climbing, Creative arts, etc. simultaneously engage crowds of around 5000.
It is not all fun and frolic though. There is intense planning, promotions, and organizing activities going on round the clock to stage the biggest event that has hit the suburbs.
With word spreading about the event far and wide across social media and news media, the organizers won’t be surprised if the event is recognized all over Mumbai.