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Senior citizens visit Yasin and Gupis valley

The visitor's posing in front of the mazar of Shaheed Lalik Jan, Nishan-e-Haider

The visitor's posing in front of the mazar of Shaheed Lalik Jan, Nishan-e-Haider
The visitor’s posing in front of the mazar of Shaheed Lalik Jan, Nishan-e-Haider

Gilgit, June 12 (PR): Eighty senior citizens visited the scenic Yasen and Gupis valleys in Ghizer district, as part of a two-day outing programme organized by the Aga Khan Social Welfare Board for Gilgit. The tour aimed to encourage and enable seniors to remain in the mainstream of society as active and contributing citizens, as well as to create awareness to sensitise the society towards the needs of Senior Citizens.

During the tour the senior citizens also got the opportunity to observe the region’s culture and to experience the hospitality of the people. The tour also provided the Senior Citizens with an opportunity to make new friends and get exposure to the  ways of living in other parts of the Gilgit-Baltistan and enjoy the experience of living with rejuvenating the nice memories.

SAM_4660The senior citizens also visited various historical buildings, like Gupis fort and also offered Fatiha at the grave of Shaheed Lalik Jan, Nisahn-e-Haider. The visitors enjoyed cultural music and dances at famous Pir’s Garden at Yasin.

Community members and elders in various areas warmly received the elderly guests from Gilgit.

The visitors collected a handsome amount and donated for a developmental project at Singal.

The tour was accompanied with volunteers and medical teams during the visit for providing any urgent medical support.

9 thoughts on “Senior citizens visit Yasin and Gupis valley

  1. A very good effort by the Aga Khan Social Welfare Board, to provide an opportunity of exploration to the Golden people and to keep them in the main stream.

  2. Its a wonderful initiative for the senior citizens. Elders and seniors have done great job in changing our world for us with great hardwork and sacrifice. Its time to pay them back with such recreational opportunities so that they feel honoured. Such cross-regional exchanges would certainly reduce the distances which have been created amongst the people(s) for ulterior motives.

  3. Excellent initiative from Social Welfare board, our senior citizens deserves high regards and attention from the new generation

    1. You may be right or may be not. Still the seniors are enjoying and the younger generation are there to help and perform the volunteer service, like health, careing etc. More over, I think Golden Club is 50 and over.

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