Dressed in a Ritu Beri ensemble in shades of blue and pink,with long earrings and blow-dried silver hair,the model,in her 60s,sashayed down the ramp with the grace of a professional showstopper. A number of senior citizens walked the runway on Monday afternoon as Hindi daily Punjab Kesaris Varishth Nagrik Kesari Club celebrated the spirit of senior citizens on the occasion of International Senior Citizens Day.
Held at Talkatora Stadium,the club members organised a fashion show and a musical performance. The event,in its eighth year,was attended by more than 2,500 people and had Sheila Dikshit,Chief Minister of Delhi,as the chief guest.
After the 25-minute-long fashion show,Punjabi music sensation Yo Yo Honey Singh took over for a fun-filled performance. Accompanied by two more rappers,Singh belted out popular tracks such as Brown Rang,Angrezi Beat,Gabru and Dope Shope. Towards the end,members of the senior citizens club and Dikshit,too,shook a leg with the singer.
Apart from these two acts,Kiran Chopra,Chairperson of Varishth Nagrik Kesari Club,launched her fourth book Zindagi ka Safar (Rs 100,Hind Pocket Books) with Naveen Jindal,Member of Parliament,beside her on the dais. The book revolves around Chopras own experiences with senior citizens that she has come across in her life,their ups and downs,the problems they face and how they fight them. The problems of older citizens can only be solved if the youth is made a part of the solution, said Chopra,as she inaugurated another club that would work on the same lines called Youth Kesari.
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