A different type of birthday celebrationThis evening I attended a get together at an auditorium which was a joint birthday celebration. This type of celebration is a routine function here on every first Sunday of the month. The celebrities will be those who had their birthdays in the previous month. This is organised by the ' Senior Citizens Forum', an organization attached to Changampuzha Samskarika Kendram, Edappally.
Senior Citizens Forum is a group of senior citizens of this area, with a membership of around two thousand, all members being of age sixty plus.
This Forum organises different programmes. Every Tuesday they organize a talk by an invited guest or a member of the Forum. New year day, Onam, and other days are also celebrated. Short tours are also organized. I myself had given three talks on different topics, earlier. Additionally, many of these forum join together in the park auditorium where several cultural, literary or other programmes are regularly organised.