On 8 March International, Women's Day was celebrated at Second Innings- a first of its kind centre for senior citizens  Punam Soni, in Gurgaon. The Chief Guest on this occasion was  Aniesha Munjal, wife of  Pawan Munjal- CMD Hero MotoCorp. Other guests of repute were  Charu Munjal- owner & MD, Oma Luxury lifestyle stores,  Priyanka Malhotra-founder of Nipman Foundation,  Mrs. Kudrat Milkha Singh and  Anju Munjal.

Marking the day to make the members feel special, Second Innings honoured them with floral tiaras, interesting titles and gifts donated by  Priyanka Malhotra. The programme began with n elegant catwalk by all ladies who even broke into an impromptu dance! This was followed by the solo skit by  Neena Talwar and a group act by Usha Khandelwal, Usha Nanda and Anita Maheshwari. While Rama  and Veena Bablani recited ,  Neelam Chadha enthralled the audience with a foot tapping Punjabi folk song.

The highlight was a belly dance by  Rashmi Jain that got everyone on the floor dancing and swinging away! It was a pleasure to see the enthusiasm and excitement on the faces of our senior citizens who enjoyed a wonderful morning and sumptuous lunch. The grand finale was a Tambola game sponsored by the chief guests.


“All the ladies celebrated the day with great enthusiasm. It was a wonderful experience for everyone. All the ladies shared their views on issues related to women and how to solve them. They also shared their experiences and struggle in life.  They came in different costumes and also cooked different cuisines," said Punam Soni.

Second Innings is an initiative by the Sudarshan Munjal Trust aimed at providing a place for senior citizens to socialise and engage in various recreational activities. It is located at A-10/19, DLF-Phase-1, Gurgaon.

 

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