Video Report | World Elder Abuse Day: Speakers call for prevention of elder abuse, protection of dignity, other rights
DLSA Srinagar organises orientation programme for educationists
SRINAGAR, JUNE 15: On the eve of World Elder Abuse Day an Orientation Programme for educationists was organised on strengthening intergenerational bonding–where speakers emphasized upon prevention of elder abuse and protection of their dignity and rights.
The Orientation Programme was part of the week long campaign titled ‘Ageing with Dignity’ organised by the DLSA, Srinagar here today at Girls Higher Secondary School Kothi Bagh.
On the occasion, Principal District and Session Judge, Srinagar, Abdul Rashid Malik said that the aim of the orientation Programme is to address various challenges faced by the senior citizens and aware students, educationists about needs of Senior Citizens and methodology of dealing with them, besides awareness them about knowledge of the key provisions of the Senior Citizen Act.
He also said that these Programmes create a bridge between youth- Generation Z–and Senior Citizens. “Elder abuse can happen to anyone and anywhere which can be emotional, financial or even physical,” he said in his speech. “It can happen to us when we get old, but when we have to educate our young generation about importance of elder people in our lives.”
Member Secretary J&K State Segal Services Authority, Muhammad Akram Choudhary stated that the weeklong awareness program was organized on direction of chief justice of J&K High Court, Gita Mittal, to sensitize the members of community about protection of senior citizens from abuse.
“These events also help senior citizens to get acquainted with their rights and live a better life knowing the legal and social support system in place to protect them,” said Chowdhary.
Dr. Aabha Chaudhary, who has attended the Programme as a resource person is also a Chairperson, Anugraha, New Delhi, an internationally renowned expert PhD holder in gerontology and gender issues also working as consultant with United Nations, stresses upon sensitization of youth on safety and security of Senior citizens.
The Programme was inaugurated by the Secretary DLSA Sringar, Adnan Sayeed and welcomed guest and participants for being part of the programme.
He also emphasized upon the officers to strictly implement the laws, rules and schemes which have been especially made for the benefit of the old-aged parents and senior citizens.
Judicial Officers, Principal heads of various schools, Educationists, Administration Officers, Prosecuting Officers, Students, Para Legal Volunteers, prominent Senior Citizens besides others attended the programme.
At the end of the event cultural programme was organised, besides prizes were distributed among student winner who participated in painting competition.