Walkathon organised in the city to make Guwahati ‘Pedestrian-Friendly’
GUWAHATI: A walkathon was organised in the city by Tata Institute of Social Sciences to bring awareness to make Guwahati a ‘pedestrian friendly’ city. The event was held on February 24, starting from 7 am onwards at Gauhati University’s campus. The event is being conducted in collaboration with Earthful foundation and Voice of Environment.
The route started from GU, went via Assam Engineering College road, headed towards Tetelia road and ended at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati. The event was open to all citizens, regardless of age.
Some of the important aspects of the walk include addressing the cause of making Guwahati a pedestrian friendly city, addressing the increasing number of vehicles in the city, generating awareness and propagating to achieve a walkable locality in the city and by creating a change in this sector, helping to reduce pollution, congestion and depletion of resources.
Registered participants will receive certificates after completing the walk from the organisers at TISS on February 27. The event was led by TISS team coordinator, Meenakshi Menon, volunteers and students. Representatives from partner organisations such as Environmentalist Moharana Choudhury and Bhaskar Hazarika from team Voice of Environment were also present.
Three participants were given awards for winning the Walkathon and several plant saplings were also distributed among the walkathon participants during the event.