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Annual Picnic – MSSI Pune

By November 19, 2022January 12th, 2023Pune

The eagerly awaited Annual Picnic of Pune Chapter was held on 19 November 2022 at Memane Farm on the outskirts of Pune, after a lapse of two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. BNY Mellon Volunteers assisted all PwMS on arrival to the farm. Everybody enjoyed the three-course breakfast and played some rounds of Tambola. This was followed by an in-house magic show which immensely pleased the crowd. Post the magic show a sumptuous lunch was served. After lunch, everyone assembled to play a game called ‘Tol Mol Ke Bol’, where participants had to judge the approximate weight and prize of the grocery item shown by the anchor. The game was followed by music and dance. DJ music made the atmosphere very joyful and energetic. A PwMS with difficulty in normal movements also did a solo dance to the music and won a round of applause from the crowd. Several children of PwMS danced, jumped onto the stage and displayed their antics to the music. The group then broke to engage in the other attractions of Memane farm such as Mehendi, temporary tattoo, fortune telling, horse riding, bullock cart ride, etc. The crowd then reassembled and moved to the location of the ‘Hurda Party’, considered one of the good attractions. People were served with tender roasted ‘Jawar’ along with many other items such as fresh boiled corn on the cob, boiled tender green chickpeas, groundnuts, etc. The whole event was well supported by BNY Mellon volunteers and highly appreciated by MSSI. It was an enjoyable and successful day with fantastic feedback from PwMS.



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