Ludhiana, March 30, 2013: During year 2012-13, Senior Citizens Welfare Association Ludhiana (SCWAL) organised six free medical camps, three seminars/symposiums on problems and issues concerning elderly persons and two visits to senior citizens homes to help the inmates who have to live in isolation from their families. Besides artificial limbs were provided to 40 poor physically disabled persons and eye surgery of 53 poor patients was arranged free of cost.
In addition to the celebration of traditional festivals like Diwali, Lohri and Baisakhi, celebration of national days like Independence Day and Republic Day was combined with programmes of sensitisation of younger generation regarding their responsibilities towards elders, creating awareness about problems of the later, helping needy sections of the society and preservation of environment. To spread message of peace, love and patriotism, International Senior Citizens’ Day was celebrated on a grand scale. Rahul Tiwari, D.C. Ludhiana and Ishwar Singh, Commissioner of Police Ludhiana participated in this programme.
This was revealed in the Annual Report of SCWAL presented by its General Secretary Dr. Sarjit Singh Gill in its Annual General Body Meeting held here today under the chairmanship of its President S.P Karkara. The Statements of Accounts were presented by Finance Secretary Dr. G.S Hira.
Karkara in his presidential remarks appreciated the contribution of members of Executive Committee and other members in undertaking various welfare projects for the elderly and spelled out plans for the next year.
Earlier, Kulwant Singh Malhi, A.S.I Punjab Police was honoured by President Karkara and D R Bhatti, DGP (Retd.) Punjab, who is a member of SCWAL, for helping a visually impaired senior citizen who landed at Ludhiana railway station after being abandoned by his family in a train in Maharashtra..
Amrit Gill Vice President welcomed the members and Er. R.S. Behal, Organising Secretary, proposed Vote of Thanks at the end.