India’s participation on Go Skateboarding Day 2020


On 21st June, the entire world had celebrated Go Skateboarding Day amid lockdown. Go Skateboarding Day (GSD) is an annual holiday created by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) to advertise skateboarding with the target of encouraging younger folks to get outdoors and follow the game. The vacation was began in California by Don Brown and is held on June 21, which can be the longest day of summer time and seems, it's Worldwide Yoga Day, Father's Day as nicely.

With 18,522 optimistic circumstances reported right now, India’s Covid-19 caseload stands at 5,66,840. Regardless of that individuals are not dropping hope and they're making an attempt to do no matter they'll with being secure. Encourage Crew had a dialog with completely different skateboarding teams from completely different states and so they advised us how did they rejoice the day.

Kodungallur Skateboading Crew. PC: Team_360

Speaking to Ruben who's the founding father of Elevate Manipur stated, "We had a enjoyable time on Go Skate Day 2020. Because of the lockdown, we couldn't skate across the metropolis so we went to the Bombing Hills. This 12 months we did not do any competitions like we used to do. We simply chill round with our Skateboarding/Longboarding Household.

Pic Credit score: Shefin Sha

An enormous howdy from Kovalam Skateclub, We hope everyone seems to be wholesome and secure throughout these unusual occasions. Identical to many of the world, COVID-19 has additionally modified the best way we work and function on the Skateclub. There have been many restrictions regarding what we might do on Go-Skateboarding Day, particularly relating to the security and wellbeing of our children.

This being stated, nonetheless, we nonetheless wished to supply the children a pleasant day with particular consideration for the security pointers. So we went to work and created a go-skateboarding occasion with a restricted group of youngsters! 

We began the day by cooking our favorite meals collectively. Subsequent on, we gave Mini, certainly one of our longest feminine skateboarding individuals, a brand new cell phone. Due to the virus, many lessons at the moment are on-line. As we really feel it's our accountability to advertise and facilitate schooling, we felt it was needed to supply her with a cellphone so she might attend her on-line lessons.

PC: Kovalam Skate Membership

All the opposite children additionally obtained books and luggage to go to high school once they open once more. We completed the day with some skateboarding whereas sustaining the space in fact. This was how we celebrated go-skateboarding-day, says Vineeth who's the founding father of Kovalam Skate Membership and joint secretary at SISP.

PC: Kovalam Skate Membership

Nicely, this was our Go Skateboarding day Celebration the place we determined to do social work in our group environment since our skateboarding spot is situated in a really drug and alcohol bothered space. So throughout this time of the pandemic. We distributed packed meals to the homeless canine and alcoholic homeless folks together with face masks and sanitizers.

PC: SkateKonnect

We additionally did our bit to unfold consciousness on COVID 19 by distributing pamphlets and sticking posters together with info on COVID 19 round city and retailers. We didn’t get to skate as a result of it was raining the whole day and stopped just for some time", stated SkateKonnect founder Tenzing Tsundu Bhutai. Skateconect is an organisation primarily based in Gangtok, Sikkim.

PC: SkateKonnect

Jake from Chennai skateboarding group stated, "6 of us deliberate to rejoice Go Skateboarding Day earlier than the arduous lockdown began. So we selected doing it on the 17th of June. We had been in ECR hitting the streets as our regular skate spots had been closed. We spend searching spots and skating by way of it. Tanzeem, Hemnath, Sandy, Deep, Zubi, Jake and Rosy our lady skater. We had been the crew that spent the day.

PC: Chennai Skateboarding aka SIC Crew

This picture is from Goa Skateboarding group. In accordance with the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare, the entire variety of circumstances in Goa stood at 754 on 22nd June with 655 lively circumstances.

PC: Samuel Ferreira/Skatelifegoa

Thanks to all of the skateboarding teams and folks for sharing all of the photographs with Encourage Crew.

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Kodungallur Skateboading Crew. PC: Team_360

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