Mysuru: There was lot of mirth, joy, bonhomie and above all never say die spirit as the motley group of elders, including men and women got together to participate in various sports activities.
Women and Child Welfare Deputy Director K. Radha inaugurated the event, organised as part of World Senior Citizens Day 2018, by the District Administration and Zilla Panchayat, Women and Child Welfare Department, Department for Empowerment of Differently-Abled and Senior Citizens and Mysuru District Senior Citizens Welfare Association at JK Grounds here this morning.
The events included 100 metres run and 3 kg shot put for men between 60 – 70 years, 75 metres run and 3 kg shot put for men between 71 – 80 years and 200 metres walking and throwing cricket ball for men above 80.
The events for women included 400 metres walking for those aged between 60 – 70 and throwing cricket ball, 200 metres walking and throwing cricket ball for women aged between 71 – 80 and 100 metres walking and throwing cricket ball for women above 80.
One of the participants Ramaswamy, 77, told Star of Mysore that though his body had aged, his mind was still fresh and young and always loved to participate in sports. In all, there were more than 100 men and 60 women participating in the events.
Department for Empowerment of Differently-Abled and Senior Citizens Officer Abhikumar, Senior Citizens Day Service Centre President B. Rajappa and others were present.