Senior citizens showed what they were made of early on Saturday morning when hundreds of them converged on Sukhna Lake for the annual Senior Citizens Walk for Fun. Men walked a distance of 2 km and women walked 1 km. More than 500 senior citizens participated in the event which was organized by the Chandigarh Police and Senior Citizens Association. Some school children also tagged along with their grand parents. Adviser to the Administrator, K.K Sharma flagged off the first group of 200 people. The second batch was flagged off by I.G. UT Police Pradeep Srivastava.
Senior Citizens Association president Brigadier Keshav Chandra said that Saturday’s event was the eleventh annual Walk. It is organized every year to promote greater interaction between tSenior Citizens and the Chandigarh Police.
Seniors who participated in the walk and other events such as the tug-of-war, said that the mela atmosphere made them feel 20 years younger. They felt that the event succeeded in instilling a sense of security and confidence among Senior Citizens and they also saw it as a welcome opportunity for interaction between kids and grandparents.
Harnam Singh, a sprightly one-hundred-and-two year old was among the handful of centenarians who turned up. He admits that he’s a bit slower than he used to be but nevertheless declares himself to be absolutely fit.It was clear that the seniors had lost none of their zest. They proved the old saying that it is as important to add life to years as it is to add years to life.
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