I am a senior man, thereis no point in denying that.  The first thing thatobstructs at this age is loneliness.  Your famly members areno longer interested inyour problems,as they have their own engagements and problems of their children. One thing can help you is joining a senior citizen’s association,and I did the same after retirement. The name of my association is a Marathi word “sobati” which means a friend,associate or colleague,

I wasnever a good orater.  But after joining the association,I started makingshort speeches.Formerly  I was having stage freight, but when I see familiar faces or sometimes cannot see faces at al,from the stage, I am not afraid to speak.  I refrain from speaking for a long time,because ai know that people listening are not going to gain anythingfrom what I speak. But I sometimesdo recite my poems.Poems are not liked by some people, but these people forget that the songs they like so much ae based on poems. Anyway this association celebrates birthdays  and on the foundation day of the association itself they honoured some people including myself at the hands of the great Marathi actor  Mr. Bal Karve,I could stand upright  and  accept the boquet land gifts honourably from him,thanks to the good wishes given to me b all of you.