Bringing joy to the daily lives of citizens, the Mumbai Police has organized events under its “Sunday Street” initiative, delighting netizens as well. Now, in a video shared by the Mumbai Police Commissioner, residents have been seen busy taking dance lessons in the streets.
Taking to Twitter, Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey shared a video of a group of women doing a fun choreography on J. Balvin & Skrillex. ‘In Da Getto’. With an instructor leading from the front, the group of women were seen having fun matching their cheerful steps, while singing together to make their weekend filled with positive energy and joy.
“Nariman Point today. Mumbaikars,” Pandey wrote on Twitter as he shared the heart-winning images online.
Nariman Point today. Bombaykars 👍 pic.twitter.com/YWBi3XAFi1
— Sanjay Pandey (@sanjayp_1) June 19, 2022
Beyond the dance party, this Sunday’s program was a star-studded event as Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar joined Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse-Patil and senior Marine Drive officials. For Sunday’s event, the actor was seen riding a bike and self-balancing electric scooters, a segway, through the streets.
Today #SundayStreets program followed by @maharashtra_hmo Sri@Dwalsepatil Sir, @CPMumbaiPolice Sri @sanjayp_1 Sir and police officers, and @akshaykumar at Marine Drive, Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/4JX3hM72Mf
— Bombay Police (@MumbaiPolice) June 19, 2022
While netizens loved the initiative which aims to create a sense of place for citizens and a better association with public spaces, many urged the police commissioner to introduce it to more places. Responding to people’s questions, Pandey said recreational activities, which include yoga, skating, cycling and more, are already up and running in 12 locations. Mulund, Chembur, Charkop, Wadala, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Carter Road, Lokhandwala as well, Pandey said in replies to his supporters.
Setting aside a few hours each Sunday, when the streets are closed to car traffic, is gaining popularity around the world, and Mumbai also launched the initiative earlier in March. With the motto of reclaiming the roads by making them safer, more inclusive and accessible to citizens of all age groups, the projects won hearts.
While in past cases the police have even brought their Khaki Studio to engage the locals to give a live show for free, at other times the Commissioner of Police had also joined the locals on their bike expeditions.
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“‘Sunday Streets’, an initiative by the Mumbai Police to bring the ‘spirit of Mumbai’ back to its streets, has been a great success and I cannot thank the Mumbaikars enough for the dynamism they have added to the Sunday mornings in the city,” Pandey said in a statement. earlier when the plan had started.