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LED screen to add to workout fun at Rajnandini Park open-air gym

LED screen to add to workout fun   at Rajnandini Park open-air gym

Kolkata: In what may be called a puja gift to the residents of ward 118 on Jyotish Roy Road in New Alipore, councillor Tarak Singh has decided to install a huge LED screen for infotainment of the visitors at Rajnandini Park. The LED screen will be placed at a strategic location so that those sweating out in the open-air gym in the park can it while exercising.

"The open air gym in the park that started in February last year has become very popular. Now , we will show films, news, weather forecast , activities of the state government and the Kolkata Municipal Corporation through the LED screen in the park to attract more people Children films and cartoons will also be aired. We want to project the park as a place of relaxation for people of all age groups. We will try to unveil the facilities before the Durga Puja," said Tarak Singh, councilor of ward 118 who is also the Member Mayor in Council (Drainage) of KMC.

The company that has been roped in for installation and projection of the LED screen gave its demonstration on Wednesday evening.

It may be mentioned that residents hailing from the weaker sections of the society find it difficult to go to private gyms because of financial stringency and lack of time.

Morning and evening walkers , who visit the parks can do some workout if similar arrangements can be made for open-air gym free of cost.

Member, Mayor-in-Council (Parks and Gardens) Debasish Kumar has instructed his officials to explore places in parks under KMC where the infrastructure of such a gym can be put into place.

Sources in the Parks and Square department said that they. "We will not be able to run gym equipment which are driven by electricity. But we can have some of the machines for light workout like waist twister, multi twister, chest press, twist steeper , health walker etc that do not need electricity," an official of KMC's Parks and Gardens department said

KMC maintains 720 parks in the city spanning across its 144 wards.

SOUMITRA NANDI

SOUMITRA NANDI

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