Binaifer S. Kohli and Hiba Nawab grace Be Happy Street festival

Updated: Jan 27, 2018, 14:45 IST | mid-day correspondent

This Sunday was a rather eventful day for the residents of Lokhandwala, Andheri. The locals as well as celebrities attended the Be Happy Street Festival, organized by 'Be Happy Foundation' founded by Mrs Shalini Jitendra Thackeray

Binaifer S.Kohli

This Sunday was a rather eventful day for the residents of Lokhandwala, Andheri. The locals as well as celebrities attended the Be Happy Street Festival, organized by 'Be Happy Foundation' founded by Mrs Shalini Jitendra Thackeray. The festival was star studded with celebrities such as actress Hiba Nawab, who plays the character of Elaichi in the television series 'Jijaji Chhat par hai' and Binaifer Sanjay Kohli (Edit II), the producer of the award winning series Bhabhiji Ghar Par hai', and ‘Jijaji Chhat par Hai’. Actor Rohtash Goud, who plays the character of Manmohan Tiwari in the television series 'Bhabhiji ghar par hai’ also graced the event.

In fact, the festival had a little something for everyone. Since 7 am in the morning, hundreds of young boys and girls were cycling and skating on the road. On one side of the street, a group of friends was playing carom and chess while at another spot, a few were playing badminton and football. The elderly were learning Yoga while some enthusiastic youth were found exercising and spreading the message of be healthy. Some were dancing, some were singing and some more were spreading some good laughter and humour.

Shalini Thackeray, Trustee of 'Be Happy Foundation' expressed happiness over the tremendous response of the citizens of Mumbai. "On other days, there is no place to walk due to hawkers and vehicles on the road. We organized this festival so that children, young people and senior citizens could also enjoy the pleasure of walking, playing to their heart's content, drawing, and cycling. This festival succeeded due to the immense response by thousands of citizens." said Shalini Thackeray.

Children from many organisations exhibited their art before the attendees with the help of the platform created by this festival. One of the most interesting presentations was made by little gymnasts, trained under Pooja Surve, an internationally renowned gymnast. The attendees cheered for this group of young gymnasts. On this occasion, the attendees received the opportunity to gain information on the importance of Yoga and Zumba by retired Colonel Sumisha Shankar and renowned Zumba artist Almas Merchant, respectively.

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