Elgin Road to take on the garb of 'Fun Street' on Christmas eve
Kolkata: For the first time, Elgin Road, which is famous for the residence of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, will turn into Fun Street on Sunday, December 24.The Bhowanipore Sports Lovers Association is busy putting all arrangements in place to host the event from 5:30 a.m to 8:30 a.m.
The Fun Street will begin from the Sarat Bose-Elgin Road crossing and culminate just in front of the crossing of Sambhunath Pandit Hospital on Elgin Road.
"The main objective of organising the event is to bring in people from all communities on Elgin Road and welcome Christmas and New Year 2018. India offers unity in diversity and in our state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee advocates religious harmony in the best possible way. Delivering the message of harmony is the main purpose," said Ashim Kumar Basu, chairman of the Club and councillor of ward 70.
According to Basu, there will be complete family entertainment for one and all on Elgin Road on the day. "The people in our locality have been constantly urging me to do something different this year during Christmas. Elgin Road is dazzling with lights and now Fun Street is my Christmas gift to all," he added.
It is an open-to-all event where people can reclaim the roads with cycles, roller-skates and outdoor games like badminton, cricket, football and basketball. There will be a special zone for kids' activities and a zone for karate and other forms of martial arts, along with DJ music.
The nod of Kolkata Police's Traffic department has already been taken in this regard. Happy Street event has already been held in Park Street and last Sunday it was held at Southern Avenue in South Kolkata.