Pune: People from age group 6 To 104 years attended a walkathon organised By Bohra Community from Fakhri hills in Kondhwa.
A walkathon was organised by the Shabab ul Eidiz Zahabi Committee from the Bohra Community at Fakhri Hills, Kondhwa on November 7, 2021. There were around 850 participants present and they were of ages ranging from 6 years to 104 years old. The event lasted for around 75 minutes and the goal which was to cover 1,000 steps was successful and ended with people taking a resolution to adopt the practice of brisk walking in their lifestyle.
This was organised on the occasion of 111th Milad Mubarak of the Dawoodi Bohra Community’s late, Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (R.A.) and the 78th Milad Mubarak of Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin (T.U.S.) who is the spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra Community.
Some esteemed dignitaries were also present which included, Dr. Ravindra Shisve (Joint Commissioner of Police Pune), Sardar Patil (SPI Kondhwa Police Station), Umesh Gaikwad ( Corporator-BJP), Sunil Kamble (MLA from Camp Assembly), Rohit Tilak, Abhay Chajjed, Sainath Babar, Prashant Jagtap and many dignitaries from the Congress, MNS, and NCP.
A participant and member of the committee, Ammar Dhilla said that, ”We are motivating people to walk for at least 40 mins per day for keeping fit and healthy and to let people know and see the benefits of walking.”
There were two fitness instructors present who gave a few tips and instructions as well as a good warm-up session was also conducted before the Walkathon started.
The motive of this walkathon was to achieve “Leading a healthy lifestyle” – with a 30 mins brisk walk every day – as per guidance given by HH Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (TUS). For the safety of the walkers, one ambulance and other transport vehicles were accompanying the participants too. The officials flagged off the Walkathon and were also seen participating enthusiastically in the event. The participants were then given snacks, medals, and certificates on completing the walkathon.
Another participant Munira Kothawala said, I don’t usually exercise but after participating in this event, I will try to now regularly walk or exercise every day and also make my parents join me.”
Organiser of the event Mohsin Nagarwala said, “We will definitely try to organize such events more frequently, but it is each and every citizen’s responsibility to take this forward too. We hope this will be a start to a healthy lifestyle.”