You’re Never Too Old to Shine!

The golden age of the 70’s and 80’s and beyond can truly be significant for many. As we celebrate International Day of Older Persons on 1 October, let’s take a peek at some plucky elders doing amazing things and inspiring youngsters!

Illustration of Minoru Saito sailing around the world
Illustration: © Rama Ramesh

Around the world at 77 years

When Japanese gentleman, Minoru Saito, decided to set out to sail around the world at the age of 77, he planned to get it done in around 286 days. The sea had other plans though. After many delays and choppy waters, the trip took 1080 days — about four times longer. Saito took it all in his stride. All the practice that he got from his previous seven solo trips must have helped.

Cover of the October 2022 issue of The Teenager Today featuring Sriya Lenka

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Rama Ramesh is a creative writer who has written stories and features for children’s magazines and has co-authored a series of nanotechnology books for kids.

Rama Ramesh

Rama Ramesh is a creative writer who has written stories and features for children’s magazines and has co-authored a series of nanotechnology books for kids.