Jamshedpur, Feb. 18: It is called Raahgiri in the Delhi-NCR region, Happy Streets in Kolkata and Jam@Streets in Jamshedpur. The steel city is gearing up to host the maiden health and fun on the streets of the Bistupur.
The fest, which is very popular in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Gurgaon and Bhubaneswar and is held every Sunday, will be hosted by Jamshedpur for the first time on Sunday, February 21. Based on the response it gets, the fest would be made a weekly affair, said Sunil Bhaskaran, vice-president, corporate services, Tata Steel.
Addressing a press conference at the Postal Park in Bistupur on Thursday, Bhaskaran saod Jam@Streets Day is akin to a street festival with goodies, which can be indulged in by the whole family.
It will also offer sporting events like roller skating, badminton, basketball, yoga, cycling, aerobics, golf and much more. Together with games, there will be rock bands adding to the Sunday euphoria with selfie corner, street painting, magic show, dandiya, etc.
To top it all, there will be food stalls offering a variety of morning delights including dosas, golgappas, upma, idli, samosa, kachori sabzee, health drinks and fruits, sandwiches, cakes, pastry, green smoothies, etc.
Jamshedpur Hoteliers’’ Association would put up food stalls on the main road for the people to enjoy. The Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) is also backing the event. The event is being organized with the help of ‘Raahgiri Foundation’ of Gurgaon.
During the event, people will be able to enjoy their moments on streets of the city. People from every walk of life can cherish the moment, Bhaskaran added.
The event will start at 7 a.m. and would continue till 10 am where people can enjoy mouthwatering delicacies of Kolkata, Mumbai, Bihar, Jharkhand and South India.
Ashish Mathur, managing director, Jusco, said the event provides an opportunity for the whole family to blend together and indulge in different activities. “The main aim of organizing the event is promote health and fun among the citizens of Jamshedpur,” he said.
The young and the not so young will all be part of this Sunday hungama!
Mathur informed that vehicular movement from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. will be restricted on Main Road, Bistupur, on Sunday and people wanting to go to railway station will have to take Kharkhai Link Road to reach Kharkhai Bridge and then to Voltas roundabout.