SCWAL to organise function in Ludhiana, in connection with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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Ludhiana, June 13, 2018: Senior Citizens’ Welfare Association Ludhiana (SCWAL) is organizing a function in Rotary Bhawan, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana at 10.30 A.M on 15th June, in connection with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Giving this information, SP Karkara, President Senior Citizens” Welfare Association Ludhiana and Federation of Senior Citizens’ Associations Punjab said that in view of increasing incidence of social evil of abuse and neglect of elders and necessity of creating awareness in society about this serious problem, SCWAL, like previous years, has decided to celebrate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day this year also. Aim is to promote better understanding of causes of abuse and neglect of elders and find ways and means to minimize it.
He informed that Shri Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Punjab will be the Chief Guest on this occasion and Sardar Ravneet Singh Bittu Member Parliament and Sardar Balkar Singh Sandhu, Mayor Municipal Corporation Ludhiana will also attend the function. In addition two experts will speak about Nature and Extent of Abuse of Elders and Role and Adjustments by Elders in changed Social Scenario. Delegates from about twenty senior citizen and pensioner organizations and other NGOs from all over Ludhiana District are expected to attend the event.
It may be recalled that 15th June was designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in 2006 by World Health Organization to focus attention on rising trend of physical, mental, emotional and economic abuse of elders by their family members and others. It was observed for the first time by United Nations Organization in year 2012 by holding meetings and conferences. Since then 15th June is observed as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day all over the world by holding meetings and spreading awareness about this social evil. This year theme for this Day is Building Strong Support for Elders.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018