Mahatma Gandhi Center hosts seniors’ social

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Dr Kamal Yadav, founder, honoring Dr Ranjit and Lata Bagwe for their support to MGC

Ashwin Patel

ST LOUIS: Mahatma Gandhi Cultural Center (MGC) hosted another free program for the Seniors Social on August 11 in St. Louis, MO. The event was attended by over 125 members of Indian American community of greater St. Louis area with more than 65 years of experiences.

The program started with socializing and lunch followed by live musical entertainment. Many highly informative lectures relevant for the elderly were organized. Geriatrician Dr. Miriam Rodin spoke on the topic of “Successful Aging: It’s in your hands”; Dr. Ashok Kumar spoke on the importance of “Physical activities and exercises”.

Geriatric Psychiatrist Dr. Jahanvi Handa talked about “Mental Health for the elderly” and Dr. Vijaya Kumar Buddhiraju touched upon the relevance of “Spiritual Strength”. MGC president, Dr. Girdhar Sharma thanked all thee speakers by presenting bouquets of flowers as token of appreciation for their time and efforts.

MGC also honored few senior members of the community for their exceptional services. Dr. Raghunandan Dundoo and Shanta Dundoo, Dr. GV Naidu and Dr. Rajyalakshmi Naidu, Dr. Ranjit Bagwe and Dr. Lata Bagwe, and Dr. Elly Barua Bhuyan were honored by Dr. Kamal and Sudha Yadav on behalf of MGC, with plaques and bouquets of flowers.

Live musical entertainment, “Sureeli Yaadein” was performed by singers Neeta Shahapeti and Manoaj Khatod sang many golden oldies and Hindi songs requested by the audience.