The Sabha’s Annual Senior Citizens picnic, with accompanying non-senior citizens, for 2018 was on Sunday, 25th February 2018, to Vasai, with the highlight being a visit to the Vasai Fort.
The Vasai fort is a monument of national importance and is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. Two buses, with about 65 participants, mostly senior citizens with accompanying non-senior citizens, left from Mumbai early morning for the picnic. Breakfast was arranged in the premises of Balaji Seva Samiti, Vasai. After breakfast, our guide Mr.Shridutt Raut, a historian, took us all for a guided tour of Vasai Fort. All participants were impressed with the ramparts of the fort and its history. Mr.Raut and his team take an active part in the conservation of the fort and further details of their activities are available on their blogspot, killevasaimohim.blogspot.com. Please visit the same and extend your support to the conservation activity.
All participants returned to the Balaji Seva Samiti where lunch and post-launch activities were arranged. There was wholehearted participation from one and all in the spiritual quiz and fun games conducted. It was indeed a delight to watch the Senior citizens participate with zest and vigour, the highlight being the participation of 4 generations from one family. Post-tea and hot snacks, we returned to Mumbai with wonderful memories of Vasai Fort and have gained a bit of knowledge of its history.
We are extremely grateful to Smt Roopa and Vishnu Prabhu for sponsoring the buses, Shri V. S, Bhat for conducting the Spiritual Quiz, Balaji Seva Samiti, Vasai & Gowd Saraswat Samaj Seva Sangh, Vasai Par Naka for their arrangements The Annual Senior Citizens Picnic is a much looked forward to activity of the Sabha and we feel privileged that we could offer a day of fun to our senior citizens.