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Sports day on No TV Day

At Westend apartments in Raheja Vihar, a colony in Powai, society members have been meticulously planning for No TV Day for the past three weeks.

mumbai Updated: Jan 20, 2011 15:48 IST
Nishtha Srivastava

At Westend apartments in Raheja Vihar, a colony in Powai, society members have been meticulously planning for No TV Day for the past three weeks.

After reading about HT’s No TV Day initiative on January 29, the 151 apartment building is organising a sports day for everyone. The idea has captured the imagination of several Mumbaiites who are taking this opportunity to spend time with their family, friends or like residents of Westend, who are organising their own sports day.

“If kids can go even one day without watching TV and do something constructive, it will be remarkable,” said Subha Neelakanthan, one of the organisers. From senior citizens to children, there are activities and prizes for everyone. To add to the fun, quirky races such as a race for couples and a father-daughter race will also be oraganised. There will be food, game and handicraft stalls.

“TV is a significant part of our daily routine. As a family it becomes difficult to give time to each other so No TV Day is a good opportunity to come together and have some fun,” said Moitreyee Mitra, a teacher who lives in the colony.

But while parents might plan, will children be able to give up on their favorite pastime? “I love watching TV, but on January 29 I will meet up with friends in the building and have a blast,” said 12-year-old Esha Mitra.