MUMBAI: Actor and MP Hema Malini on Sunday inaugurated a senior citizen centre in Andheri (West).
“This centre was constructed through my corporator funds. This place was encroached by drug peddlers and was a haven for flesh trade. With the help of BMC and police officials we got it cleared after facing much resistance,” said local BJP corporator Renu Hansraj.
“Over 150 senior citizens turned up for the inauguration. Local NGO Juhu Soul of Mumbai City will be maintaining it. They will be conducting activities such as gardening, yoga, counselling for senior citizens, celebrating grandparents day etc. I take immense pride that we could retrieve this encroached place and turn it around 360 degrees for senior citizens,” Hansraj said.
“Hema ji expressed her desire to use this space as well. She was so pleased with this space designated for the senior citizens,” Hansraj added.
Local BJP MLA Ameet Satam from Andheri (West) was also present.