Punjab Police’s surprise birthday celebrations for Mohali nonagenarian

Punjab Police’s surprise birthday celebrations for Mohali nonagenarian

Punjab Police and Members of Senior Citizens Association celebrate 91-year-old Manmohan Singh’s birthday at his residence at Phase 10 in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vicky

Tribune News Service
Mohali, June 6

The last thing Manmohan Singh expected on Saturday was a visit from the cops.

Singh, a retired principal of Sports College, Jalandhar, who lives with his family in Mohali’s Phase 10, turned 91 on Saturday, and he expected it to be not unlike his other birthdays.  

So when a group of policemen arrived at his gate on Saturday morning, armed with a cake, a potted plant for a gift and plenty of smiles, Singh was pleasantly surprised.

Singh cut his birthday cake at the gate owing to lockdown restrictions still in place in Punjab.

The event, organised as a gesture of goodwill towards senior citizens during the ongoing lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus pandemic, was jointly organised by the Punjab Police, Mohali Senior Citizens Association and HelpAge India.

Mohali Senior Citizens Association President Principal Swarn Chaudhary and Secretary General SS Bedi said it was Panchkula Police that first inspired them to start the initiative.

 

 

 

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