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World Elders Day was celebrated with all fun and fervor at Museum Road with participation from more than 100 senior citizens from different old age homes across the city. The elders from Ashley Care Homes, Little Sisters of the Poor and Friend in Need Society actively participated in the events and games organized by Ms. Karen Pinto.
The entertainment extravaganza included music, dance and games suited to their age and lifestyle. Renowned musicians Mr. Carlton Braganza, Ms. Priya Mendens and Mr. Shankar performed retro hits taking the senior citizens to their yesteryear memories. Bangalore's most admired dance troupe TeaAm 5678 choreographed a beautiful performance for the seniors.
“I look forward to planning this beautiful day to which is completely dedicated to the senior citizens of various old age homes across the city. It’s quite heartening to realize how much they eagerly await this day more than anybody here. Their excitement and joy to be a part of this event constantly motivates me and I will ensure to continue this initiative just to see their broad smiles and hopefully in the process creating a memorable day in their lives”, said Ms. Karen Pinto, who has been organizing this event since last three years.
International day of senior citizen is an opportunity to highlight the important contributions that older people make to society. Along with top artists from the city, children also form part of the entertainment as the seniors love having them around and the kids in return learn some life altering lessons from them.
“We are glad to be a part of this wonderful event. It is quite fascinating to witness the enthusiasm and excitement of these elderly people while participating in each activity. They are a plethora of knowledge and humor that is seldom noticed by their own kins and in today’s fast moving world, it’s quite unfortunate that the younger lot do not find enough time to spend with the elder members of their family. By celebrating this day, we hope to spread some joy, be with them and take back beautiful memories of a day well spent with the best people. The elders here today are an inspiration to us and have proven that age is just a number”, said Mr. Sanjay Shenoy, Joint Managing Director, Legacy Global Projects, who is supporting the event.