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SEVA Charitable Trust Hosts Screening For Indian Seniors

On July 4, 2024, SEVA Charitable Trust organised a special movie screening for seniors of Indian origin at Event Cinemas, St. Lukes. The screening featured the film "Mr. and Mrs. Mahi," aiming to bring together members of the senior community for an enjoyable and entertaining experience.

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The event created a joyful atmosphere filled with warmth and a sense of community, as seniors enjoyed the movie and the chance to socialise and reconnect with friends.


The event's success was bolstered by the generous support of Pritesh Raniga of Forum Films, who provided the movie for screening. Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, former Member of Parliament and General Manager of SEVA, highlighted the film's theme of cricket and relationships, noting its popularity among the seniors. He expressed SEVA’s commitment to organising more such events to entertain the senior community. Additionally, Bakshi thanked sponsors Mr. Ranjay Sikka, Chair of SEVA Trust, Ashok Bhatia from AB International, and DH Supermarket, who provided snacks and drinks for the attendees after the show.


Rita Seth, a member and volunteer of the Seva group, shared her delight, stating, "It was a wonderful event, and I felt like I was back in India again!" Mrs. Surinder Chawla, another member, added, "I had a fantastic time watching the film with my friends and also went shopping in the mall after the movie."

For more information or to become a member of SEVA, please contact Nilima Venkat, Head of Operations, at info@sevatrustnz.org.


Seva Charitable Trust of New Zealand, affiliated with the Indian Global Business Chamber, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to serving the South Asian community in New Zealand. Established in 2023, SEVA provides culturally appropriate social support services to migrants, with a specific focus on empowering women and older adults. The organisation's vision is to create a vibrant and inclusive society where everyone can thrive and make a positive impact.

The trust hosts a weekly programme in Papatoetoe, South Auckland, for South Asian seniors, engaging them in health and welfare activities, outings, physical fitness, entertainment, and more. These activities and cultural events aim to prevent isolation and loneliness among seniors, fostering a sense of community and belonging. SEVA’s social work and advocacy services assist clients who often face challenges such as settlement issues, elder abuse, and domestic violence. Committed to enhancing the well-being and quality of life for the South Asian diaspora in New Zealand, SEVA strives to ensure that everyone in the community can thrive and contribute positively to society.

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