Two-day seminar on elderly issues concludes

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 13: The two day State level seminar on elderly issues organised by National Institute of Social Defence, Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, and supported by J&K State Legal Services Authority in association with Anugraha Regional Resource and Training Center on Ageing, Delhi, concluded here today.
Chairman District Legal Services Authority (Pr. District & Sessions Judge) Jammu, Vinod Chatterji Koul and Chairperson Anugraha, Dr. Aabha Chaudhary chaired valedictory ceremony.
Shwetambari Sharma DSP, Headquarter, Jammu, Rajeev Khajuria, Founder Emeritus, NDF, Jammu, Dr. Aarti Bakshi, HoD Psychology and Dr. Sapna K Sangra HoD Sociology university of Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal, chairperson Team Jammu also attended the seminar.
The programme started with Technical Session pertaining to “Issues impacting Rights, Safety and Security of Senior Citizens: Physical Safety and Financial Security” which was conducted by Shwetambari Sharma and Rajeev Khajuria who sensitized the audience about the safety and security of senior citizens and defined various Government and State Government sponsored welfare schemes for senior citizens such as Integrated programs for older Persons, Indira Gandhi National old age Pension scheme, National program for health care & elderly and National Policy for Senior citizens 2011 etc.
Dr. Arti Bakshi and Dr. Sapna K Sangra spoke in the fourth technical session on psychological and social issues impacting elderly, family adjustments and intergenerational bonding and highlighted the ongoing conflict, disagreement & distance among youth & elderly.
Deepak Sethi, Chief Judicial Magistrate Jammu also spoke on the occasion.
Besides, Ajay Salaan, DSWO Jammu, senior citizens who were present on the occasion included KB Jandial, O.P Gupta and Rajinder Singh.
In the concluding remarks, Dr. Aabha Chaudhary, Chairperson, Anugraha announced conducting more such awareness programs in near future to connect the youth and elderly.
The proceedings of the programme were conducted by Jyoti Majotra and Slahuddin Ahmed Khan, Additional Mobile Magistrate, Traffic Jammu and concluded with votes of thanks by Naushad Ahmed Khan, Secretary District Legal Services Authority, Jammu.