Bhartiya Samaj, as a part of its annual events, organised a weekend picnic for the senior citizens in Auckland.

On Saturday, November 25, more than 150 seniors of the community took a trip to the Wenderholm Regional Park in Waiwera. The park is renowned for its stunning scenic views and birdlife with a beach located adjacent to it.

“It was a great day, perfect weather and a stunning location that made the picnic plan perfect for the senior members of Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust,” Chairman of the Trust, Jeet Suchdev said.

“Three busloads of senior citizens, executive committee members of Bhartiya Samaj along with a team of Volunteers from Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall made the trip a memorable one for the seniors,” he added.

As a traditional practice, the day commenced with management welcoming everyone followed by the prayers. The seniors spent the day talking to each other and mostly engaging themselves in the beauty of nature.

“It had everything - beautiful beach and the sea on one side and hills on the other, an abundance of bird life among many native trees … a perfect place to enjoy the whole day,” a senior member of the community at the trip said.

As the day progressed, the seniors danced to the music, shared their food and enjoyed the mesmerising beauty of the place.

“The seniors were looking for such a trip for a long time, and they were quite enthusiastic at the venue. They danced like there is no tomorrow, shared their memories and their happiness with one another,” Mr Suchdev said.

Bhartiya Samaj is a charitable organisation that helps and facilitates seniors of the community by organising different events and activities. The organisation is also hosting a Christmas event on Saturday, December 9 at Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall in Mt Roskill.