Ujjain : Once again the famous Kothi road came alive on Sunday with thousands of residents enjoying the fun and frolic of the community event Raahgiri.
The event came back in its second inning with visions of the upcoming Simhastha fair, as the glimpse of the fair was visible here and there. People from all walks of life, including the officers and residents of the posh civil lines participated in the event with fervour. Most enjoying were the children of the city, from whom it was a like a winter festival. They got to relish the chilly weather with their friends and relatives.
The joy was doubled as some kiosk vendors had also opened snacking stalls and were a magnet for the visitors. Traditional games such as rope jump and tug of war were muscle pullers for the crowd.
The district administration had organised a small kiosk to make the denizens aware about the preparations and grandeur of the Simhastha fair this time. Many social welfare and awareness organisations also participated in the event with their ideas and many of them such as calligraphy, origami and water colouring were a hit among the visitors.
Mayor Meena Jonwal, Collector Kavindra Kiyawat and Simhastha fair officer Avinash Lavania were mobbed by the youngsters, to have a selfie with them. Some of them had even selfie sticks with them. The mayor and the officials responded to the liveliness and freely clicked photos with the residents. Collector Kiyawat was a hit on the occasion and cheer was seen in the environment as soon as he walked out of his residence. The officer also shared stage with one of the singing group and even chanted a few lines of his favourite song with the group.