Brother Gaston turned 80 on Saturday, July 9, 2016: Big party at ICOD!
Madan and his wife Sima, Brother François-Marie as well as Marie-Françoise staying in Kolkata participated in this celebration that was held all day in the beautiful setting of this community in the countryside: lush vegetation with trees and shrubs.
On arrival, the party "was in full swing". In the morning as well as in the afternoon, a succession of dances, songs and little speeches in honor of Brother Gaston delighted the many visitors.
Many marks of friendship and gratitude touched Gaston. Gifts were offered to him, as well as flowers arranged in an Indian style bouquet.
At the time of sharing the birthday cake, Gaston, as if he did not want to be the center of the party, held a small handicapped child in his arms, to put the smallest in the center.
All participants really had a great time, especially the Pilgrims of Charity because ICOD is a community partner that allows to continue the work of welcoming and caring for the poorest of the poor.