‘Freedom run’, heritage programs held by Gurgaon residents on I-Day celebrations

Different societies planned their celebrations in various ways which included a marathon, cultural program for children and felicitating the domestic helps.

gurgaon Updated: Aug 15, 2017 22:12 IST
Leena Dhankar
Leena Dhankar
Hindustan Times
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Nearly 600 people participated in the 5 km long freedom run organized by DLF 5.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

The city condominiums and residential complexes across the city celebrated the 70th year of Independence Day with fervour on Tuesday. Different societies planned their celebrations in various ways which included a marathon, cultural program for children and felicitating the domestic helps.

The children participated in various activities and enjoyed the day with the cultural heritage of the country through events including paintings and drama.

The residents displayed their skills by taking part in skits, dance, painting and singing on the occasion.

After unfurling of the flag, residents enjoyed the cultural programmes in their respective residential complexes.

The DLF 5 residents celebrated the day by burning calories -- as a ‘Freedom Run’ was organized for the residents to celebrate their spirit of freedom.

Over 1000 residents and their guests across all condominiums of DLF 5 took part in the event that spanned over 5 kilometers.The marathon was flagged off from Club 5 and culminated at Horizon Plaza on the Golf Course Road.

The event had started off with the hosting of tricolour and a rendition of the national anthem. Hundreds of helium filled balloons were released in the sky and it was heartening to see residents across all age groups taking part in the marathon.

Nirvana Country, Sector 50 celebrated the day with cultural programmes not only for residents but also domestic helps. They felicitated their domestic helps, security guards and other helpers to motivate them to consider the community as their homes. The domestic help was motivated to sing and dance in the talent hunt organised for them in the annual event.

Ashok Bhaskar Secretary of NRWA said, “ When we talk to our neighbours and show share and concern in their problems are the real meaning of freedom in a community .”

Fresco Apartment also celebrated the day and invited visually impaired students from Captain Chandan Lal Special Middle School for Blind, Behrampur, Sector 71. Residents collected Rs 1 Lakh and donated the same to the blind school. The students performed on the occasion and were seen taking an active part in the event, said Nilesh Tandon, president RWA.

DLF Phase 2 residents celebrated the occasion at the community center, where all the security guards hoist the National flag including around 500 residents. The security guards were rewarded by the RWA members. They also announced that the domestic helps will be given an identity card to ensure safety and security of the residents.

“We are coming up with a mobile application which will synchronise with all the gates where residents can share their cab details or their guest’s details at the gates for their smooth entries,” said Vinod Tayal, vice president, RWA DLF Phase-2.

Apart from residential areas, the day was celebrated at the Earth Saviour Foundation too, where people have been away from families and abandoned by their children. ShepHertz Technologies, an omnichannel enterprise platform for agile and incremental digital transformation, celebrated Janmashtmi and Independence Day with the NGO people.

First Published: Aug 15, 2017 22:12 IST