My 60th birthday celebration on Sunday, August 30, 2015.

Thank you family and friends for your wishes, blessings and prayers. My family put together a wonderful birthday celebration with live music performance by Mr. Umesh Patel on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Ton of special thanks to my father Mr. Joseph Parmar, my wife Clera Christian, my son Rodney Christian and my brother Ketan Christian. The celebration started at around 7:00pm and ended after midnight. It was 2:30Am when I went to bed.

Umesh Patel on August 30 2015

God had a purpose to put me on this earth and with the help, love, guidance and support from my parents, siblings, relatives, friends, my wife and son, I think I have lived up to that purpose. It is obvious that when we look back to our life, we regret for some foolish mistakes by ignorance or lake of awareness. But I am very much satisfied that I have lived my life to the fullest. The world has changed a lot in 60 years.


Dr. Albert Einstein was passed away on April 18, 1955 in Princeton, NJ and Jagadish Christian was born on August 30, 1955 in Khambhat, India.


Disneyland, Walt Disney’s metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy, and futurism, was opened on July 17, 1955. The ticket price was $2.00 in 1955 and now it is $200.00 – 100%


The McDonald was opened in 1955, the price of Hamburger was 15 cents in 1955 and now it is around $4.00 – 25%


The minimum wage was $1.00 and now the federal minimum wage is $7.25 only 7.25%


The exchange rate was roughly Rs. 2 VS $1 in 1955 (it was Rs. 3.75 in 1960 officially) now it is over Rs.66.40


But God is still providing fresh air at free of charge for ever. But we have given a price tag to each and everything.


The best Indian movies of 1955:


Rank      Title       Notes
  1. Shree 420 – Raj Kapoor, Nargis
  2. Azaad – Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari
  3. Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje – Gopi Kirshna, Sandhya
  4. Udan Khatola – Dilip Kumar, Nimmi
  5. Mr. & Mrs. ’55 – Guru dutt, Madhubala
  6. Insaaniyat – Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Beena Rai
  7. Munimji – Dev Anand, Nalini Jayvant
  8. Seema – Balraj Sahani, Nootan
  9. Baradari – Ajeet, Geeta Bali
  10. Devdas – Dilip Kumar, Suchitra Sen, Vaijayanti Mala


No wonder why I love music so much. The songs of the above movies are still fresh in mind.

1955 BME

2 thoughts on “My 60th birthday celebration on Sunday, August 30, 2015.”

  1. wish you many happy returns of the day…. usually we say sweet sixteen but i say it is blessed sixty….. may God shower his blessings on you always. do serve the people in your way. i thank God for your contribution for the society..

  2. Dear Jagadish,
    Peace of Christ!
    Belated but very happy birthday and many happier returns of the day! May the Lord grant you sound health of mind, heart, soul and body, and, all the graces you need to be truly happy and fulfilled. You are 60; may you complete 600, at least! Wishing you, your family folks and loved ones a very happy Fest of the nativity of our Blessed Mother.
    Fr Freddy

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