Today, in the metro cities of India, community living is highly popular due to the perks it comes with: A safe haven for children to grow up, effortless friendships forged over years of togetherness, exposure to multicultural lifestyle and most importantly, neighbours, who go on to become family, by creating a home away from home. In the metros like Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad, we have an influx of so many young people from around India. For them, a big gated community that provides all the facilities, comfort and lifestyle is a good choice. Add to it an address also social enough to create a home away from home. PBEL City, Appa Junction, located at Hyderabad is one such example of a thriving, gated community.
This project was launched by the Incor Group in 2008 and now there are more than 750 families living in the apartment complex. PBEL City, Appa Junction inhabitants form a very diverse crowd. From the young IT couples coming into Hyderabad in search of a livelihood to the local Hyderabadis. Just a visit to their Facebook (MyPbelCity) page will give one an idea of just how close knit and vibrant the community here is. We were recently invited for a Ghazal Concert at the complex and we had a first hand experience of the living here.
What’s interesting is that PBEL City, Appa Junction’s Community not only celebrates the big festivals in a grand way, but also celebrates smaller occasions with equal passion. However, one thing to take note is the focus on health. Since PBEL City has a planned clubhouse of ~40,000 sq ft out of which 5000 sq ft is dedicated to a modern gymnasium. Following are some of the health oriented events which were held in the community:
PBEL City, Appa Junction : International Yoga Day
Women, men and children of ages joined the yoga class at the clubhouse to participate in the international yoga day last year and this year as well.
PBEL City, Appa Junction : Taekwondo Classes
Certified Taekwondo trainers conduct martial arts classes within the campus, which is supposed to help both mind and body especially for the younger lot.
PBEL City, Appa Junction : Free Apollo Health Checkups
In association with Apollo Hospitals regular health checkups are organised within the campus. Recently one such check up related to cardiology and orthopedics was held in PBEL City.
PBEL City, Appa Junction : Dandiya in October 2015
Navratri is a festival of happiness and the triumph of good over evil. PBEL City came out to celebrate that in grand style with their Navratri celebrations.
PBEL City, Appa Junction : Euphoria (new year event)
The New Year 2016 was ushered in with style with all the participants taking part in a large party. Definitely a good way to bring in the new year.
PBEL City, Appa Junction : Republic Day celebration in January 2016
A parade inspiring patriotism was held on the campus to celebrate our country’s Republic Day.
Regular Zumba classes are held in the clubhouse and is attended by the residents of all age groups.Apart from this PBEL City residents celebrate every major festival. This makes the community become closer to each other. After all when staying in another state we do tend to miss our own festivals the most and if we have many people to share it with, then nothing like it. Since PBEL City, Appa Junction has such a vibrant mix of North and South Indians, everything from Dandia to Ugadi is celebrated on a grand scale. Following are some of the events which were planned and conducted in PBEL City, Appa Junction.
Rang Barse (Holi event) in March 2016
Holi has traditionally been a north Indian festival. And in Hyderabad it gets difficult to find a safe place to celebrate Holi. Rang Barse provided the community an option to enjoy a safe and responsible holi within the community. There was a good focus on water conservation during the event.
IPL grand finale screening in May 2016
Why drive to a club to see the IPL finals when you have your own clubhouse and a friends to enjoy it with? IPL grand finale screening in May 2016 was a grand success.
Apart from the religious events there is a lot for those who like music, arts and dance at PBEL City. Let it be Sivamani concert which was held in October 2015 or Indian Ocean Live, held in 2015 or the Pankaj Udhas concert which was held recently. The community at PBEL City, Hyderabad is woven together by these events and other functions/ activities through the year which also makes it one of the most vibrant group in the city.