To set the ball rolling the boarders of Maria Vihar presented a Kohli dance. They had the audience clapping and swaying to the music as they gracefully presented a part of the folklore of the Mumbai coast.
Then followed some enthusiastic singing of old time favorites, a dance by Irwin to the tune of a Hindi hit song, some exquisite trumpeting from Bosco Monsoratte and a game of housie. There were also songs from Jim Reeves, Mohd. Rafi, others in Konkani and Marathi, a game of housie and some delicious snacks. It was hard to tell how quickly the time passed and it was soon the moment to bid one another goodbye.
Myrtle Paul, one of the inmates, noted that it had been an uplifting experience for all present – the seniors, the children, the youth and the grown-ups. An evening spent bringing back old memories and enjoying fellowship seemed a fitting way to pay tribute to Bapu.