I DON’T SAY BYE.
Do you really retire, after you officially complete long innings of service of say 30-35 years?
Yes you retire as so and so, but not as a person or a human being.
I was motivated to do some social work after I retired. I was inspired by my friend and founder member, Shri Nilkanth Jambhekar, who brought an idea from Pune to start NRI Parents Association and we both worked hard to begin the move which was soon to become A SOCIAL MOVEMENT for the welfare of parents of NRIs. I continued this work relentlessly from July 20th 2002 for long seven years. I was lucky to have excellent cooperation and help from all the members, EC members and the Trustees of NRIPA. If I have
been able to establish this Association, the total credit goes to all the members and the team of EC and Trustees.
What we have achieved basically is to establish the Association on a sound footing. We have depended entirely on self help (Contribution from Members) in respect of getting finance for our activities. With a view to have more communication and social network between the members we had conducted small tours, picnics, music programmes, informative talks and festival celebrations. We also tried to help our members to get justice in VISA related matters and also to get passports in emergency. We have tried
to reach out to many NRIPAs of the country and also tried to give a global status to our Assn. Whenever any NRIPA member needed help, our members were ready to give their services.
I once again thank all the members for their excellent cooperation to establish our NRIPA and carry out activities for seven years. I wish Dr. Om Juneja and his team, a great success in expanding the vision and activities of NRIPA. I am always available to serve the association.
Ex- President NRIPA Gujarat Vadodara