In 2012, Swisspuja organized a picnic event for the first time. It was held at Pfadiheim Hischwil, which is about 2km away from the Gibswil railway station. Around 100 attendees from all over Switzerland joined the Picnic event. The natural beauty of the venue, which is on top of a hillock looking over the alps ranges, refreshed the spirit of all the attendees. There was fun & frolic for everyone. The kids played different sort of games like table tennis, badminton and football. The adults played cricket and badminton. The nature-lovers roamed around the scenic wanderwegs and nearby forests. The picnic started with a snack, followed by a sumptuous lunch, and ended with a high-tea. At the end, there was also a Tambola session. The organizers had taken extra care of picking up and dropping down the attendees from the Gibswill railway station. At the end of the day, everybody dearly wished to meet again in the next picnic session from Swisspuja in 2013.
We are truly honored and humbled by the overwhelming response for our first ‘Swisspuja’ picnic. Your spontaneous and collective support, has made this picnic a grand success and has also enabled us to meet our financial goal to make a break even from the event. The huge turnout of nearly 100 people, despite the weather not being amicable, is really very inspiring and makes us to believe that we together will be able to form a much stronger ‘Swisspuja’ community in Switzerland. We express our deep sense of gratitude and appreciation for your kind presence & participation. We count on your continued support for our Durgapuja festival at Thalwil in October 2012.