ESAF observed World Car-free Day for the first time in Malappuram on October 02, 2016 at Perinthalmanna road in partnership with Livable Cities Network, Rotary Club Malappuram, Kottakkunnu Koottayma and HealthBridge Foundation. P Ubaidulla, MLA, Malappuram, inaugurated the event. K. Padmakumar, Chief Financial Officer, ESAF, Rouf Varikkodan, Organising Committee President, C.H. Jameela Teacher, Municipal Chairperson, Malappuram, Manju George, Sr. Programme Manager, ESAF, Kurikesh Mathew, MSP Deputy Commandant, Haris Aamiya, Municipal Councilor and Labeeba Thayyil, Project Co-ordinator, ESAF spoke on the occasion. From Collector bungalow to PWD Rest House, at Perinthalmanna road, cultural competitions like mappila song, mehandi, drawing, hockey, cookery show, magic show, tug of war, flash mob, street play, chess, caroms, football etc took place.