CONFERENCE ON

AGEING AND SENIOR CARE, A COLLECTIVE NATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

October 12 – 13, 2019

Background:

  • As per 2011 census, population of senior citizens in India is 8.4%,which is expected 17.3% by 2026. 2/3rd of population will depend on others for their daily needs and will be from rural areas. 1/3rd will be in BPL category and 90% will be from unorganized sector. Looking at the above alarming data it is essential to bring together all stake holders such as GOI, State Govts. NGOs,Senior Citizen Associations ,Corporate Sectors, District level administration and most important senior citizen individuals, to develop the awareness and draw a road map to make the senior living better than today.

Honourable Guests:

  • HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatii Ji, President Parmarth Niketan Rishikesh. Guest of HounorSh.Madan Kaushik Minister for Urban Development Government of Uttarakhand. Chief Guest
  • Local MLA Sh Adesh Chouhan
  • Shri Harendra Garg, Chairman SMAU
  • Shri Kaushik Mukerjee, HEAD ITC Haridwar Uttrakhand.
  • hri D. N. Chapke, Former President AISCCON.
  • Shri G. K. Khare, Former Chairman Railway Board.

Conclusions:

  • To get implemented Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act 2007 in the states where it has not been implemented so far including Uttarakhand.
  • To take up with State Governments for creation of ministry/nodal officer for welfare of senior citizens.
  • To have a separates state policy for welfare of Senior Citizens.
  • To increase the pension of needy elderly at least Rs. 3000 per month.
  • To create help line numbers for speedy help of senior citizens in district/city level
  • To take up with district education officers for pledge by students giving respect to senior citizens
  • To increase awareness among masses by organizing welfare camps in large gathering like Kumbh Mela
  • Put in efforts for getting land allotted by district administration for creating Day Center/Life Long Learning Centers with the help of corporates /donors.

It was also proposed to State Government of Uttarakhand to declare Haridwar, destination for Senior Citizens Care.

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