Gurgaon beats the heat with Raahgiri Day
The scorching heat does not seem to diminish the enthusiasm of Gurgaonites. The Raahgiri Day is the reason for these enthusiasts to come out in such intolerable heat and enjoy. Week after week, the Gurgaon residents can be seen running, walking, cycling, chilling, working out and even socialising on the streets of Gurgaon, every Sunday.
"Though I've been a regular at Raahgiri and have enjoyed
being here every time, I still feel that this isn't enough.
Authorities must make this 4km-something stretch a non-motorised area
so that we can walk, run or cycle, not just on Sundays for fun, but
generally also. Like small errands can easily be managed by walking
or cycling in this area. And I'm sure that this is something we
definitely need the authorities to pitch in for, "Yusuf Khan of
Beverly Park told Times Of India.
People from other cities who come here to work, also appreciate
the move. According to them, Raahgiri helps them to rejoice and
lighten their mood. Though it gets really hot by 9, people still have
made up their minds to protect themselves from the sun anyhow but
would not leave Raahgiri. They just cannot stop the fun they have in
A resident of Sushant Lok, Kanika Nagpal, 25, said, "Sometimes,
I wonder that while all of us are up and running early morning on a
Sunday, what are the Dilliwallahs doing! And if Raahgiri wasn't
there, would I ever wake up at 6am and go to a park to run or chill?
Maybe not. So, no matter how controversial it gets, we Gurgaonwallahs
love the concept."
Some of the Gurgaonwallas also feel that Raahgiri has become more
of entertainment and the actual cause is being forgotten. Though it
is certainly not a bad thing but yes, for cyclists and runners, they
would rather go for a ride or a run at the same time, on a stretch
with not so many people and then come back again at Raahgiri to watch
people sing, dance or perform as well as socialize with neighbours.
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