Sunday, June 14, 2015

Raahgiri Day turned into a rain dance fiesta, as Dilli turned up to enjoy the weather in a fun and fit way in CP this Sunday . The rain gods failed to dampen the spirit of the fitness-conscious Delhiites who made their way to Raahgiri, organized by Delhi Police and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) along with Embarq India and supported by The Times of India. And though many could be seen trying to take cover when the drizzle turned into rain, even they smiled and joined the dancing and splashing! Many were also spotted trying their hand at drumming.
Many were seen eating bhelpuri and chips as they took a break from dancing in the rain. Raahgirs played volleyball and cycled in the rain, and many took to skateboarding in the corridors. Raahgirs didn't mind the waterlogged roads in some parts of CP , and instead ended up splashing around. And who can deny the romance that the rains bring along? We spotted many couples making the most of the moment as they held hands and enjoyed a walk. Though many of the scheduled programmes were cancelled due to the rain, Delhiites didn't mind spending the morning grooving to Bollywood numbers performed by city-based band, Parindey . Priya, a college student, said, “Rain has added more fun to Raahgiri today . It was so hot the last few days and now it's raining heavily . We are dancing on the streets in the rain! It's awesome.“
Since Sunday was World Blood Donor Day, a special programme was organised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with National Aids Con trol Organization and National Blood Transfusion Council at Cen tral Park. Though Jagat Prakash Nadda, minister of Health & Fami ly Welfare, gave the drive a miss, many went to the four mobile blood donation buses parked at the venue and donated blood. Asmita theatre group performed a street play on the importance of blood donation and a short film competition on spreading awareness about blood donation was also organized.

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