Solemnity and enthusiasm marked the annual International Elders’ Day celebrations by members of the Chandigarh Senior Citizens Association ( CSCA) at the Tagore Theatre on Wednesday.In his address, association president Daljit Singh Grewal gave details of the series of community service, cultural activities and social welfare projects undertaken by the association during the last year.
Chief guest Kaptan Singh Solanki, governor of Haryana, released the association’s souvenir and a book “Pearls of Thoughts”, authored by SS Prince, a member of the association. A total of 12 senior citizens and 15 service providers for socio-medical camps were honoured by the chief guest. Guest of honour Kirron Kher, Chandigarh MP, released the directory of the association.
Kher recalled her intimate relationship with the city and promised to ensure its growth in a planned way in every sphere.
Addressing the senior citizens and guests, Solanki lauded the spirit, positive attitude and concerted efforts of CSCA members engaged a in providing the much-needed services not only to senior citizens but also to other challenged sections of society.
He was appreciative of providing a platform to the elders to share their joys and sorrows and relieving them from worries of loneliness. Solanki appealed to younger generations to accept moral responsibility to look after the elders.
Later, a Dandiya dance was presented by 22 artistes from Ahmedabad, followed by bhangra. Balbir Sufi also performed on