From amateur golf championships to running the Pinkathon, there is a lot happening at the Lodha community. A round-up.
Milind Soman brings the celebrated Pinkathon runs to Palava
Palava, India’s No.1 smart city has always been an advocate for a healthy and active lifestyle and hosts events and activities which create awareness and encourage citizens to stay fit. In September, the city became the venue for Plankathon (an execution of several planks to raise awareness about the need for fitness) and Pinkathon (a women’s marathon created to spread awareness about health-related issues) runs, of which ace runner, actor and fitness icon Milind Soman is the brand ambassador. Soman, and the over 1,000 women who participated, first executed the plank for 90 seconds, making it to the World Book of Records, followed by 3km, 5km and ‘baby-wearing’ runs.”
Celebrating 1 lakh happy residents
In just nine years, Palava is home to over one lakh happy residents, making it one of the fastest-growing new cities in India. To mark this occasion, the city hosted several celebrations at the various clubhouses in Palava, as well as at the Xperia Mall. From cake-cutting to talking about their memorable experiences of the smart city, residents across age-groups were at the centre of the merrymaking. Palava has been hailed for creating a sustainable living ecosystem, in keeping with the needs of modern times.
Teeing off at Lodha Belmondo
Forty junior golfers from premier schools of Mumbai and Pune battled it out at the 45-acre Greg Norman designed golf course at Lodha Belmondo on 7 December. Advait Razdan (Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai) and Yuavan Khubchandani (Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai) secured the first and second positions respectively in the U-12 category. Jay Pant (Vasant Vihar School, Thane) and Mayara Sharma (The Lexicon International school, Pune) secured the two lead positions in the U-15 category. The golf course, flanked by the Pavana river and with the magnificent backdrop of the Sahyadris, formed a scenic setting for weekend networking for the parents, too.
For the fine gentlemen
As befits the buildings they create, Lodha Luxury has hosted some of the finest events that celebrate the superlative nuances of life. One such event, A Gentleman’s Evening, was hosted at Lodha Maison in October. Luxury brands such as Moet Hennessy India, Stefano Ricci, Bentley, Jager- LeCoultre and CitiGold came together to organise an extravagant experience for Mumbai’s elite, select media and influencers. With each floor of the 5-level townhouse converted into an exclusive experience zone and Lodha Luxury’s in-house hospitality expert Saint Amand catering to each guest’s culinary desires, the evening was truly an unrivalled experience!
Captained by the best
Amara, the sprawling residential complex in Thane, recently hosted the Amara Football Challenge on its newly opened international standard football ground. It featured two teams — Amara All-Star XI comprising of residents, and Renedy XI, a team of first-time national level players. Renedy XI was captained by Renedy Singh, an ex- Indian Team member, who has played on both the Mohun Bagan and East Bengal teams. The match ended in a 3-0 victory for Renedy XI. Renedy Singh advised the budding footballers to take complete advantage of the sports facilities at Amara, work hard, and become great players.