Bokaro’s “Happy Street” set to shine bright again

JNS I Bokaro: The city of Bokaro, India’s global active partner city, is set to come alive once again as preparations are underway for the eagerly anticipated second edition of “Happy Street” and the “Bokaro Half Marathon.”

Under the stewardship of Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL), the “Happy Street” program is set to kick off on December 10th at 7:30 AM, promising the presence of esteemed senior officials from BSL alongside a distinguished gathering of guests. BSL has been fervently gearing up for this eagerly awaited event.

Jaideep Sarkar, International Coach and lead Officer of Global Active City (GAC) Bokaro, emphasized the significant impact of the relaunch of the “Happy Street” program within the context of India’s First Partner City. The program’s primary objective is to champion healthy lifestyles and encourage active participation in physical activities while advocating for non-motorized modes of transportation.

Jaideep explained, “The essence of ‘Happy Street’ revolves around the idea of finding joy right on our streets. It serves as a platform where a multitude of recreational activities can be explored, unburdened by the constraints of conventional roadways. Whether it’s basketball, table tennis, cricket, boxing, yoga, karate, music, singing, dancing, jogging, painting, or any other leisure pursuit, ‘Happy Street’ offers a canvas for it all.”

This event, designed to promote the overarching theme of “Active Bokaro, Healthy Bokaro,” has received enthusiastic support from various segments of the Bokaro community, he said.

Schools, educational institutions, Mahila Samiti, Sangeet Kala Academy, CRPF, CISF, Rotary Club, Lions Club, Rotary Club of Mid Town, Couples, Postal Philately Group, Ex-Servicemen Association, and numerous other organizations have wholeheartedly embraced the cause. Furthermore, the event welcomes all city residents eager to partake in the festivities.

The core aim of “Happy Street” is to inspire individuals to adopt healthier lifestyles. To facilitate this goal, a designated lane along Happy Street, spanning from Bokaro Mall to Gandhi Chowk, will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic on selected Sundays from 7 AM to 9 AM, as confirmed by an official statement.

This initiative seeks to provide Bokaro residents the opportunity to engage in and enjoy a myriad of activities, all under the banner of “Active Bokaro, Healthy Bokaro.”

As the countdown to the event continues, the city’s residents are eagerly looking forward to celebrating their commitment to a healthier, more active lifestyle at the upcoming “Happy Street” extravaganza.

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