Press Release : 7th April 2013
For the first time in India, live in relationship / companionship options, besides marriage; was included in a unique match-making initiative for senior citizens in ‘Senior Citizens Jeevan Saathi Samelan’. This event was organized at Dadar , Mumbai by the Rotary Club of Mumbai Nariman Point, in association with Silver Inning Foundation and Vina Mulya Amulya Sewa (VMAS) on 7th April 2013.
At Inauguration Rotarian Rajiv Agarwal , President of Rotary Club of Mumbai Nariman Point ; Sailesh Mishra , Founder President Silver Inning Foundation ; Natubhai Patel, Founder VMAS , Mr. Dicholkar , Secretary of FESCOM Mumbai and Live - In Senior Citizens couple Mr. Jawahar & Mrs. Leela Raichuria were present.
During Inauguration Adv. Nausheen, Adv Namitabh and Clinical Psychologist Raheen Jummani of OYA guided the participant on various legal and psycho social aspects.
This ‘Senior Citizens Jeevan Saathi Samelan’, was for the 50+ unmarried, divorced or widowed and seek the company of a soul mate. The Full day event with some romantic Bollywood songs by elders , was held from 10am to 6pm at Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre, Dadar west and around 275 senior citizens from across the country participated which included around 200 men and 75 Ladies. The Entry was free and it was open for all religions, castes and communities.
This was first time that there was strict pre registration process and Senior Citizens participant were asked to submit legal proof ; including ID proof , Divorce or Death Certificate of spouse. Some of the applicant was even rejected due to non availability of legal document. This was done to protect the interest of Senior Couple.
All over the event organizer were making announcement to go slow on making new relationship and date each other for few time and take decision after verifying all legal documents and also consulting family and friends .
Some Interesting aspect of this event: Minimum Age among the Ladies participant was 45yrs, maximum was 77 yrs and in Men minimum age was 50 yrs and maximum 86 yrs. Another interesting aspect was Ladies preferred Marriage and Men preferred Liv in / Companionship as option. Most of Ladies were Widow and in Men there was mix of Divorcee and Widower. Very few among both were Unmarried.
The organizer were happy to announce 4 Relationship ( 1 for marriage & 3 for companionship ) and 4 informal relationship for which elders wanted to date each other and then decided .
In lonely and depressing old age for those who are divorced or have lost their spouse and by taking up this initiative the organiser's hope to help elderly singles to find a suitable companion and enter into matrimony.
Due to huge response and need of hour ; Silver Inning Foundation , an NGO working with Senior Citizens since 2008 will Launch its unique initiative “Silver Innings Matrimonial & Companionship” a match making bureau for senior citizens on 11th April 2013 .
This programme was supported by AISCCON, FESCOM, Mumbai; iVolunteers, iCONGO and 1298 Senior Citizens Helpline. Around 40 Youth Volunteer's were backbone for the success of the event
For Registration & Membership Contact 'Silver Innings Matrimonial & Companionship' :
Silver Innings , Bdlg: J/47-48, Shop no. 10, opp. Navgraha Bldg, Behind Allahabad Bank, Poonam Sagar Complex, Mira Road East. Mumbai. India. Pincode: 401107
Tel: 09167765451 ( Mon to Fri . 11am to 5pm)
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