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Getting Older and Bolder

Nearly 100 members of Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust enjoyed a three-day trip to Rotorua last week.

The fun-filled first trip after the pandemic took seniors to a range of places including Blue Lake, Green Lake, Lake Tarawera, Ōkāreka and Kuirau Park.

The fun trip started on March 11 with seniors starting their journey in the morning from Gurudwara Sahib Takanini. Guru Ka Langar (a delicious meal) served in the Gurudwara made the perfect lunch for the senior travellers.

The seniors received a warm welcome at VR Rotorua Lake Resort where they relaxed for the day.

Monday was packed with several fun activities that provided a great chance to everyone to know each other well coming from different communities, backgrounds and ages. Sightseeing provided an ideal opportunity for them to immerse in the natural beauty of Rotorua.

"I congratulate you and all your volunteers and Bhartiya Samaj members for making a successful and memorable trip with a lot of fun, amazing dancing and singing," says Kuka ji, a member of Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust.

The evening was filled with an array of activities including dancing, singing and tambola. Interestingly, the resort manager and his family couldn’t resist themselves from joining the seniors in their Bollywood dance and singing sessions.

The trip concluded with the members visiting Hamilton Gardens and Hamilton Gurudwara.

Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust's founder and chairperson Jeet Suchdev says such trips are great opportunities for members to get to know each other and relax.

"This was a much-awaited trip after almost two years. Traveling together is the best way to unwind, making memories and seeing things differently. The trip was organised keeping in mind the overall well-being of seniors.”

Roopa Aur Aap’s chairperson Roshni Chadha ji says travelling together adds life to their years.

“The idea of such a trip helps senior members set goals and do things they had always wanted to do for themselves.”



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