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Raahigiri attracting global attention with its sustainable development theme
While Raahgiri is caught in the battle of ownership, the citizens are trying to keep up the semblance of normalcy in the event. Researchers from all over the world has been visiting Gurgaon to get a piece of the street festival. People from USA, Colombia and the United Kingdom has come over in the last few days to see how Raahgiri was propagating the use of sustainable fuel.

Michael Oko, the director of communications at the World Resources Institute, a Washington DC-based global research organization joined the festival this Sunday and said, '' I spend a lot of my time thinking about sustainable development, and ways to approach it. So it was great to see such an event being organized in Gurgaon that puts people first, and allows them to experience directly what sustainable living feels like, rather than lecturing them.''

As was reported by timesofindia.com, the next logical step towards sustainable development would be to incorporate the same in urban planning. He also met the Municipal Corporation of Girgaon's Chieg Comission, Praveen Kumar. Kumar talked about his chat with Oko, '' I had a chat with Mr Oko on Sunday morning. And I told him to suggest some improvements to us, not only in regard to Raahgiri Day but in general about urban infrastructure and planning of this city.''

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