Vivek Oberoi conveys best regards to Mumbai Juniorthon

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Mumbai, Nov 27 (Washington Bangla Radio): After Darsheel Safary and TV actor Avneet Kaur, Vivek Oberoi is the first Bollywood celebrity who has extended his support wishing Mumbai Juniorthon all the best.

Addressing media, Vivek said, "Being a parent now, we feel that iPad time or TV time should be a bit limited. And kids should get a good exposure with each other.

This fact has moved ahead so much that the kids have started feeling that the playgrounds are empty and they’re not getting people to play with. I think it’s becoming an epidemic of sorts, and parents need to address it because of the physical ramifications.”

Juniorthon is to be held on 6th December in Mumbai at BKC. The iniative will engage children aged 6-15 years. They shall be running distances not just for themselves but for a cause as several NGOs are supporting the initiative. It intends to encourage the habit of running and other physical activities to avoid diseases and promote healthy lifestyle.

Vivek who’s currently shooting for the season 2 of the TV show, ‘India’s Best Dramebaaz’, finds it interesting that the kids on the show are also feeling so and performing pieces which resonates with their current state of thinking. These kids are feeling that they can’t enjoy nowadays because all kids are busy with their mobiles or laptops and hence don’t come forward to play on the playgrounds, he said.

Juniorthon is being presented by popular group Kidzania among other presenters.