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Delhi NCR to Host Biggest Sports Event for Senior Citizens

NewsVoir | 16 Sep, 2015
Picture this! An 85-year-old competing in a marathon, two 60-year olds engrossed in a Carrom competition, Table Tennis match between two 55-year old ladies and 80+ couples dressed in the most beautiful attire, walking the ramp…Well all this will be possible at Jashn 2015.

Unlike the popular belief that life ends when you grow old, it is an accepted truth that it just marks the end of first innings and starting of another yet interesting innings of life. Probably, everyone would agree that it is that phase of life when one can live the way he/she wants without having to worry about society, family, kids, job and what not.

Precisely with the same philosophy that one retires from work and not from life and to make the senior citizen community at Bhiwadi, Lavasa and Jaipur enjoy their second childhood, Jashn 2015- Back to Collage is being organised by Ashiana Housing Ltd on October 3-4, 2015 at Bhiwadi. The two-day event is a State Level Inter Senior Citizen Games event.

Jashn 2015, the second edition is one-of-its-kind events in India and will see over 500 senior citizens’ (aged 55-75) participation. It will hold some special activities to make the two days, the most memorable moments in their lives.

Some of the key sports activities that will take place during the event would be Table Tennis tournament, Badminton, Chess, Carom game and walking competition. Besides sports activities, there would be competitions like salad making, Rangoli competition, singing and dancing. Further, a glittering ramp show will also be organised where senior citizen will walk the ramp. The panel of judges would include teachers from nearby schools.

Like last year, this year too, the senior citizens are excited to be a part of this glittering event. Amita Shaw, a senior citizen, who participated last year also, says, “A life spent working hard to make a living, caring, protecting and nurturing children—senior citizens have given it all. Now, it is time forthem to showcase their sporting spirit, enjoy some precious moments and cherish these happy memories for the rest of their lives.”

This year, the theme is ‘Back to college’. Utpal Sinha, another senior citizen who would be participating at Jashn 2015, avers, “Truly, this event would help us to relive our college festival days—the cheering team, the running from event to event, discussing the decision of judges and partying at the end of all.”

With the various competitions making their first, second or third rounds at the respective locations before the finale at Bhiwadi, senior citizen have started to prepare seriously and are not leaving any stone unturned. Not only the senior citizens but their families and grandchildren are excited too. They have already booked their tickets and are happily looking forward to see their parents and grandparents relive their college life -sing and dance to the happy tunes of life.

The one-of-its-kind first edition

The first edition of India’s first Senior Living Sports and Cultural Festival organised last year, saw energy and sportsmanship of senior citizens and love of all at Bhiwadi. It brought nearly 500 participants (between the age group of 55-75+) together to give their best performance. They were motivated by nearly 750 people who attended the show. Clearly, the josh for Jashn was evident in participants and spectators alike.

Glorious second edition to be held on Oct 3-4, 2015

It would not be wrong to say that every time, the human potential is pushed, a better world is born. One can expect the same at Jashn 2015, wherein senior citizens of 55-75 years of age will participate to showcase their sportsmanship. Undoubtedly, the event will give the senior citizens, a reason to unite and cherish and will leave a delightful impression on their hearts. What more? Jashn 2015 will provide them a perfect platform to share their experiences and memorable moments of post retirement life.

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