After a spoil of two years, Raahgiri Day — the open-street event held to promote sustainable mobility options and reclaim the streets from automobiles for the general public — will return to Delhi this weekend.
Held for the first time inside the inner circle of Connaught Place five years ago, the initiative noticed humans from extraordinary walks and a while of existence taking the busiest vicinity within the metropolis and turning it into a safe, colorful area for citizens — playing Sunday mornings with dance, music, cycling, games and different activities.
What began from Gurugram in 2013, later unfold out to over 70 towns throughout India, which noticed residents taking to the streets to sell taking walks and biking among other surroundings and health-friendly projects.
This time around, Raahgiri Day could be organized at the last Sunday for the subsequent six months by The Raahgiri Foundation (TRF) in collaboration with World Resources Institute India (WRI), New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and Delhi Police. Hindustan Times is the legitimate media associate within the initiative.
The internal circle of Connaught Place might be closed for automobiles between 6 am and 9 am on the ones Sundays and those can take part in a selection of sports starting from yoga, Zumba, aerobics, biking, and other sports activities. NDMC earlier informed HT that it became making plans to hold the occasion in different regions that come below it.
“We will be creating awareness on waste segregation and plastic pollutants via avenue plays and different sports consisting of distribution of pamphlets. People may also be sensitized to no longer clutter across the city and search for waste-boxes rather,” said Dr. Shakuntala Srivastava, the chief medical officer on the NDMC.
Experts have noted that the preceding installments of the event performed a role in a beginning verbal exchange around the want for pedestrian and cyclist-friendly infrastructure to push for sustainable transport. On Friday, college students from numerous schools additionally held a march in Connaught Place to call for the proper to stroll and extra cycle paths. A commonplace demand during the stroll was “Raahgiri regular”.
Apart from focussing at the impact of air pollutants in one of the maximum polluted cities of the arena and a way to alleviate it, Raahgiri Day — being organized on World Cancer Day on May 26 this time — may even see a dedicated campaign in opposition to cancer.
Sunday’s occasion, known as the Nidar Hamesha with Raahgiri, can even focus on developing attention on preventive measures against cancer. Doctors on the event can also be busting myths surrounding cancer sufferers and they’re pleasant of life after treatment. “We have additionally referred to as scientific professionals who can be interacting with cancer sufferers and their families and have interaction in activities with them to cause them to satisfied,” said Priyanka Sakhalin, supervisor, sustainable delivery with WRI India. The contemporary western approach to yoga is not based on any particular belief or religion, however, Yoga does has its roots in Hinduism and Brahmanism. Yoga was developed by seers or ascetics living primarily in the southern parts of India. The seers observed nature and lived as close as they could to the earth, studying the many aspects of nature, the animals and themselves. By observing and emulating the different postures and habits of the animal kingdom they were able to develop grace, strength, and wisdom.
It was through these very disciplined lives that the practice of the yoga postures was developed. It was necessary to develop a series of postures to keep the body lithe and able to endure long periods of stillness when in meditation.
The Writings…
Brahmanism dates back to containing sacred scriptures called “the Vedas”. These scriptures contained instructions and incantations. It was in the oldest text “Rg-Veda” from the scriptures that the word Yoga first appeared, this was nearly 5000 years ago. The fourth text called “Atharva-Veda” contains mainly spells for magical rites and health cures many of which use medicinal plants. This text provided the average person with the spells and incantations to use in their everyday life and this practice of “Veda” can still be seen in the streets of India today.
The Bhagavad-Gita, another ancient work on spiritual life describes itself as a yoga treatise, although it uses the word Yoga as a spiritual means. It was from this literature that Patanjali’s “eight limbs of yoga” were developed. Yoga sutras are primarily concerned with developing the “nature of the mind” and I will explain more of this in the next section.