‘Car-Free Sunday’ off to action-packed start

Ma. Subramaniam inaugurates event enthusiastic response from residents

September 04, 2022 09:59 pm | Updated September 05, 2022 04:01 pm IST - CHENNAI

Health Minister Ma. Subramanian on Sunday launched various activities in Besant Nagar as part of The Hindu Car-Free Sundays.

Speaking on the occasion, he said various events to promote health will be launched in other parts of the city after the first eight weeks of Car-Free Sundays in Besant Nagar.

Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma. Subramanian flag off at The Hindu Car-Free Sunday at Elliots beach in Besant Nagar, Chennai on September 4, 2022. Chennai Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi also participated in the event.

Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma. Subramanian flag off at The Hindu Car-Free Sunday at Elliots beach in Besant Nagar, Chennai on September 4, 2022. Chennai Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi also participated in the event. | Photo Credit: B. VELANKANNI RAJ

The activities including silambam, zumba, storytelling, caricature sketching and games were flagged off to the beats of the all-women police band. Several top officials participated in the event.

Residents playing carrom at The Hindu Car-Free Sunday at Elliots beach in Besant Nagar, Chennai on September 4, 2022

Residents playing carrom at The Hindu Car-Free Sunday at Elliots beach in Besant Nagar, Chennai on September 4, 2022 | Photo Credit: B. VELANKANNI RAJ

Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi said more events for promotion of health would be organised in the city. Additional Commissioner of Police Kapil Kumar Saratkar, Corporation Deputy Commissioner (Education) D.Sneha, table tennis player G. Sathiyan, and N. Eshwar, CEO, of G Square Housing participated.

Residents participating in zumba dance at The Hindu Car-Free Sunday on Elliot’s Beach on September 4, 2022

Residents participating in zumba dance at The Hindu Car-Free Sunday on Elliot’s Beach on September 4, 2022 | Photo Credit: B. VELANKANNI RAJ

The inauguration was followed by a highly energetic zumba session in which many residents participated. The one-hour session packed in a lot of fun with dance instructor Drithi from cult.fit making sure all the participants were on their toes. Senior citizens aged over 80 participated in the session.

Caricature artists is at work during The Hindu Car-Free Sunday at Elliots beach in Besant Nagar, Chennai on September 4, 2022

Caricature artists is at work during The Hindu Car-Free Sunday at Elliots beach in Besant Nagar, Chennai on September 4, 2022 | Photo Credit: B. VELANKANNI RAJ

Apart from the silambam coaching, games stations and the novel book donation drive, many residents participated in the 360 degree selfie station. A number of children participated in the storytelling session by the highly animated storyteller, Janaki Sabesh. The event concluded with a chendamelam performance.

CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, 04/09/2022: Student performing Silambam at The Hindu Car-Free Sunday at Elliots beach in Besant Nagar on September 4, 2022

CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, 04/09/2022: Student performing Silambam at The Hindu Car-Free Sunday at Elliots beach in Besant Nagar on September 4, 2022 | Photo Credit: VELANKANNI RAJ

The next week promises to have an interesting line up of activities with a pet adoption drive, yoga, zumba, silambam, balloon sculpting, bag making and much more. The link for registration is at https://bit.ly/THCFS22.

G Square Housing is the title sponsor for the event.

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