Happy Streets has now moved to Mylapore, the center of cultural and spiritual Chennai . Families camp out on weekends and sleep on the sidewalks of the streets .
CHENNAI: On a chilly Sunday morning, people strolled down Luz Corner and noticed families playing games together, puppies playing catch, and children swaying to the sounds of AR.Rahman sings with their hands in the air in trance-like movements.Happy Streets has now moved to Mylapore, the center of cultural and spiritual Chennai, which clearly represents the turnout today.Andhadhi The Band for On the Streets of Chennai, Beatboxing by Dynamix, Crossfit by O2 Health Studio, and Zumba by O2 Health Studio included the usual games, table tennis, basketball, archery, selfie booths, which were appreciated by the Mylapore residents as well as the already existing Happy Streets regulars.Around ten families live on Mylapore's streets, which camp out on weekends and sleep on the sidewalks.Residents of Mylapore said it's our first visit to Happy Streets, as the other two were far away from us.They are best friends and neighbors, Abishek, Vaani, and Yukta.We rode our bikes and played table tennis together. This has been a great bonding experience for us.I even assisted her with arrows at the archery corner.Mylapore's inhabitants formed two groups to engage in a tug of war with long-time neighbors and colleagues.The pet adoption drive corner was also packed with people. Rubini, Muthumari, Divyadarshini, Ranjitha, and Priyadarshini were among the children who participated in the activity.Rubini said, We were so proud to play these games with our parents.We only have time to enjoy them on the weekends because our dad drives an auto and our mom sells window cleaners at traffic lights.According to her mother Matha, we camp out here as families, as we have been doing for generations. We don't sleep here in Mylapore until we are unable to return to Avadi where there are no shops.Today the children are having a lot of fun together.The Heaven for Animals pet adoption drive, which saw 12 puppies adopted, was another highlight on everyones mornings.I used this opportunity given by Times Of India to persuade people to adopt stray puppies who have been properly dewormed and vaccinated, according to Lieutenant Colonel V Venkatesh, who rescues, fosters, and brings them to Happy Streets for adoption. This was a wonderful way to spread the word and help people adopt and foster street puppies.They are gentle souls seeking a safe place to call home.