Mumbai, Dec 1 (UNI) For senior citizens above the age of 60 from various old age homes here in the metropolis, it was a breath of fresh air as they enjoyed an hour-long cruise in naval crafts today.
It was the Western Naval Command (WNC) that had organised the joy ride for the senior citizens as part of the Navy Week celebrations.
Senior Citizens Association (Worli) president K C Malhotra was happy at the Indian Navy's gesture.
''The trip was well organised, safe and informative,'' he said adding the Navy personnel answered all their queries and explained about the various ships. ''The officers took care of us throughout the journey. We appreciate their kind guesture,'' he said on behalf of the senior citizens.
The Western Naval Command had organised five such trips with each trip carrying 80 senior citizens. A first-aid kit was kept ready in case of any emergency.
Meanwhile, as part of the Navy Week, the Indian Museum Ship (IMS) Vikrant has been kept open for public viewing till December 9 at the entry fee of Rs 25 for adults and Rs 10 for children below 12 years.
Several other programmes will be organised during the Navy Week which includes a medical camp for civilians that will be held on INS Karanja tomorrow, band performances will be held on December 3 and 4, which is expected be attended by Governer S M Krishna on the second day, while a cultural programme will be held on December 8.