Happy and rainy streets for Lucknow!

Even the rains could not prevent people from participating in the Happy streets held on Sunday at Chatori Gali in Gomti Nagar . People came in large numbers to participate in a series of activities such as yoga, dance, aerobics, gymnastics , running, etc. Emcee Shadab (in black) with the crowd (BCCL/ Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui) Emcee Shadab (in black) with the crowd (BCCL/Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui)

An initiative of The times from india and Navbharat Times , Happy streets started with city folk doing some warm-up exercises under the showers.

People of all ages indulged in various athletic activities. “It’s a pleasant morning and Happy streets is an amazing initiative to bring city folk together and enjoy time away from gadgets,” said Dhruv, an entrepreneur. A group of about 15-20 people were seen running, doing push-ups and just enjoying the lovely weather. “The weather is so awesome today. In fact main toh apna rain coat bhi laya hoon to have fun even when it rains,” said an excited Ritesh, a collegian.

(L) Apurva Nigam, Swati and Shivangi Nautiyal  (R) Dr Gaurav Gupta (BCCL/ Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui) (L) Apurva Nigam, Swati and Shivangi Nautiyal (R) Dr. Gaurav Gupta (BCCL/Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui)

Emcee Shadab introduced to the crowd the yoga teacher Mohit, who then helped people of all ages to enjoy powerful yoga. On one side of the street, students were seen doing taekwondo tricks

UNDER MY UMBRELLA (BCCL/ Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui) UNDER MY UMBRELLA (BCCL/Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui)

Yoga was followed by an aerobics session headed by Satendra. Despite the rain people were seen enjoying the fitness activities planned for them. “ Happy streets is the perfect way to rediscover the simple pleasures of enjoying just about any thing, irrespective of how old or young you are,” said Jennifer, a newlywed.

- Yashi Agarwal

Even rains couldn’t stop these youngsters from doing  taekwondo  (BCCL/ Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui) Even rains couldn’t stop these youngsters from doing taekwondo (BCCL/ Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui)

Fitness was on everyone’s mind at  Happy streets  (BCCL/ Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui) Fitness was on everyone’s mind at Happy streets (BCCL/ Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui)

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