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Fun in your compound

The 50 families of Laxmi Krupa housing society in Borivli (W) have been working on their No TV Day celebration for more than a week — and it shows.

mumbai Updated: Jan 29, 2012 01:25 IST
Radhika Raj

The 50 families of Laxmi Krupa housing society in Borivli (W) have been working on their No TV Day celebration for more than a week — and it shows.

Just inside the gate, methi saplings were planted and painstakingly pruned till they now spell out NO TV DAY in bright green. On the concrete ground nearby is a special, 100-sq-ft No TV Day rangoli that the women have laboured over for two days.

As part of the No TV Day celebrations, residents also organised dance, sports and quiz contests and a special catered lunch and dinner. “For a whole week, we have been assembling every night and discussing how to celebrate No TV Day,” said 21-year-old college student, Bijal Dalal, who was chosen winner of the dance competition by special guest RJ Sidhu of Fever 104 Mumbai and awarded a cellphone by HT.

Across the city, 250 housing societies registered for the HT Best Housing Society Contest, up from 140 last year. Up for grabs are 10 prizes of Rs50,000 each. Among those competing was Rock Castle housing society in Dahisar (West), winners of last year’s contest. The 118 resident families celebrated with yoga, sports, games, contests and health camps.

“After years, I played musical chairs and participated in a marble-and-spoon race," said Keshav Dev, 37, a media professional, “something I haven’t done since I was a child.”