In tune with 2007 act, 31 centres have been opened to look after the welfare of senior citizens in 30 districts, informed the Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Tanvir Sait on Saturday
He was speaking after inaugurating the World Senior Citizens’ day at the Platinum Jubilee auditorium, J.K Grounds.
Talking about the current scenario the world over, he said that the number of old age homes is increasing. He advised the young generation not to forget their parents when they become old. “Senior citizens should always be respected.” He also said that in collaboration with the Police department, the government has launched a program called ‘Abhaya Antha Ankitha’ for lone senior citizens. The NIMHANS hospital in Bengaluru has bagged awards for its selfless service.
Justice N S Patil, Shyamala Ji Bave, Channappa Virupaksha, Mary Akkamma, Dronacharya awardee N Lingappa K Anusooya Honnappa were facilitated on the occasion.
Justice K S Mudhgal and Senior Citizen Welfare Committee Director were also present.