First webinar of India over Raahgiri, conducted in Gurgaon, attended by 100 people
The street festival Raahgiri hosted its first webinar on Thursday. Although second in the world, yet it was the first in India as well as first for Raahgiri. The online one hour conference was attended by around 100 people across the globe.
People from Netherland, Germany and Australia made it to the webinar, where Strategist Head of Embarq India, Amit Bhatt, talked at length about the importance of Raahgiri, the sustainability resources and what are the major problems with Gurgaon
Talking about sustainability resources and urbanization, he said, ''Our resources are not sustainable and urbanization is a problem. Every year 1.5 lakh people in India
are dying on account of road traffic. And out of these 1.5 lakh, around 20- 25 percent are pedestrian and cyclist.'' He also pointed out that most of the time we talk about saving people inside the car whereas figures show that people are actually dying outside it.
The other problems, which is plaguing Delhi/ NCR are pollution and obesity. While he talked at length about the problems, it was interesting to hear people from other cities in India were interested in starting their own Raahgiri. As told to Merinews.com, Amit Bhatt said, '' Ludhiyana and Navi Mumbai has already started it and around half other dozens cities are thinking about it. So in the webinar, these people were asking about how to start Raahgiri, how to attain permission and other technical issues.''
When asked about the current situation of the organisers and how Raahgiri is going to work out for the future, Bhatt said, ''Previously it was a public community, which was organising the event, now it is being organised by the MCG. For the future, both the public and the private community have decided to join hands. It is the perfect example of a joint venture between private and public.''
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