Spreading smiles

Sakal Times
Tuesday, 18 June 2019

The residents of Viman Nagar indulged in some simple pleasures thanks to Joy Street, an event organised by Sakal along with the Viman Nagar Women's Club (VNWC) 

Can you imagine a Saturday evening spent without scrolling random posts on social media, or not stepping out for a movie date, no parties, no club time? A Saturday evening spent with friends, family and neighbours? The residents of Viman Nagar indulged in some simple pleasures thanks to Joy Street, an event organised by Sakal along with the Viman Nagar Women’s Club (VNWC). The title sponsor for the event was Lokmanya Multipurpose Co-op Society Ltd.

From babies on prams to senior citizens with their grandchildren in tow, to a walking and talking ladies party, families and friends everyone participated in the event. Satvika Nityat, 15, said, “It is so vibrant here. My friends and I are all set to join junior college. This was the best opportunity to spend quality time laughing and dancing around.” 

The younger kids were fascinated by men walking on stilts and men dressed as policemen and clowns, while groups of older people had fun time getting their images clicked at the Sakal Photo Booth. People were also seen queuing up at the food stall, and trying their luck at the game stalls. All these stalls were managed by women in keeping with the theme of women empowerment. 

The VNWC team members expressed that it was an effort to give women a chance to showcase their skills. “We have tried to encourage women who have talent but couldn’t make time for it in the midst of shouldering household responsibilities. This was also a recreational evening for mothers and their children, allowing them to enjoy together,” said Rekha Yadav, a member of the organising team.

“This was the third time we have organised an event like this. Our purpose was to initiate personal interactions among family members and friends in this era of social media networking. Everybody had a good time, even the youngsters got an opportunity to meet and greet each other, play, have fun, dance, laugh and eat,” said Geeta Jaiswani, another member of the organising team. 

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