Mangaluru, Oct 24,2016: Laughter has a positive effect on health and social relationships, said MCC Mayor Harinath, while relaunching the post-monsoon sessions of Bondel Laughter Club On Sunday October 23. He said that is a saying: When you cry, you cry alone; but, when you laugh, the world laughs with you.
Harinath said that these days people lead inactive life. From home, they sit in the bus, car or scooter, work in the office or shop and return the same way. There is no exercise in this routine. Then they get life-style diseases like diabetes and obesity. They go to the doctors and they say walk for half hour or two miles. They do not look at alternative ways of exercising like swimming or joining laughter clubs like Bondel Laughter Club here. In Mumbai and Bangalore there are many laughter clubs where people laugh their way to good health.
I am not saying that walking is not good. It has a danger element. On the Kadri-Airport Road taxis and cars going to the airport and returning drive at breakneck speed endangering the road walkers. It is safe to walk on maidans like this. The more people use this maidan, the Corporation will be encouraged to improve it - like providing a jogging track. It will also prevent non-locals from grabbing this maidan for grand projects and make money out of it.
The Mayor appreciated the efforts in running the Bondel laughter Club for 15 years and urged the people to take advantage of this facility.
It is now “Bondel Sarvajanik Maidan” by public acclaim.