Puri celebrates its first Raahgiri Day

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Puri: After Bhubaneswar, it’s holy town Puri’s turn to celebrate Raahgiri Day to create awareness about the creaking traffic system and environmental issues. Following in the footsteps of the temple city, the pilgrim town is celebrating its first Raahgiri Day today.

The weekly street event, which is aimed at promoting healthy living by encouraging an active lifestyle, is being celebrated from Netaji Subhas Bose square to Puri Konark Development Authority (PKDA) office on VIP Road here.

According to sources, movement of vehicles has been restricted from 6:00 am to 9:00 am on the route during the celebration. A range of activities like yoga, cycling, dancing and more have been organised by the authorities for the participants. A blue print to celebrate Raahgiri day in the coming four Sundays has been prepared, sources said.

“This is the first time I am attending the Raahgiri Day celebration. When I came, the atmosphere was very much electrifying. People are busy doing yoga, painting, cycling. I am really enjoying here,” said a participant.

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