GOPIO takes seniors on a cruise of Sydney harbour

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By Manju Mittal

GOPIO organised a great outing on April 7 taking our Indian seniors for a cruise on the harbour. They all boarded it from Woolwich wharf. It was a packed event though there was plenty of space for all and a great day to take great pictures on a balmy day. Basking in the sunshine the elders sat on the upper deck enjoying Sydney’s magnificent views across the harbour. Seniors were looked after well by GOPIO members who served food, drinks with excellent old music as a backdrop as people took part keenly in musical games, shared poetry and thoroughly enjoyed a fun filled afternoon.

GOPIO team must be congratulated having organised first time in Sydney a cruise for our respected seniors who enjoyed the harbour, the experience that was exceptional and a relaxing afternoon. Three hours passed by quickly as people mixed and mingled bonding with each other, making friends and enjoying wonderful views and Sydney skyline. Volunteers helped make this day a great success especially the ones who provided transport for the elderlies. A special thanks to all the sponsors for donating their time and gift vouchers. Delicious catering was courtesy Maya da Dhaba and their kheer and gulab jamuns were relished by all. DJ Upkar Mandy entertained with his excellent sound and music as local artist Anand Arora sang beautiful songs befitting the beautiful Sydney harbour. Usha Bariya’s dance was highlight of the day. Lucky Singh, president of GOPIO thanked all sponsors, seniors, guests and families while Hemu Negi captured beautiful moments on his camera for a later recapitulation of a wonderful day.

GOPIO has earned itself another feather in their cap for organising and helping make many seniors smile. While everyone went back home happy they are already talking of the cruise next year.

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