The Secretary Social Welfare Department Smt.Rashmi Singh has said that we should respect all the elders in the society as we are respecting our own parents. Smt. Rashmi Singh was speaking after felicitating the super senior citizens at Chinmaya Mission Auditorium. The programme was organized by Chinmaya Mission on the occasion of international elders day. Shri B. Eshwar Rao, Chairperson, PBMC, Smt. Sheela Singh Ex Chairperson PBMC and Shri M.S.Malhotra also graced the function.
Smt. Singh said that elders must get due respect and care in the family and society. Smt.Singh also informed various laws made by Govt.of India for the welfare and protection of senior citizens.
She said that the upcoming day care centre for senior citizens at Chinmaya Mission would be a great help to them. Acharya Anand Purusharthi a vedic scholar from Hoshagabad, said that we have to live with peace and harmony. He said that having sharp intellect is just not enough but, we have to try to purify our mind and thoughts.
The resident acharya of Chinmaya Mission Swami Shuddhananda Saraswati while welcoming the gathering informed about the construction of Day Care Centre. Shri Braj Mohan Bhatt informed about the various activities of Chinmaya Mission. Shri Manohar Singh, working president Chinmaya Vanprastha Sansthan proposed the vote of thanks. Dr R.N. Prasad read out the citation of the Super Senior Citizens. Shri Shiva a Balvihar student presented a Bhajan, while Smt. Anita Puria coordinated the programme.
Super Senior Citizens Shri Gopal Shankaran, Shri Hilarus Balra, Shri Jai Narayan Singh, Capt. Kundan Lal Mahajan, Shri Manoranjan Bhattacharjee, Shri P.V.V.Subarmanian, Smt. Sarla Puri, Shri Shardhananda, Shri Subba Reddiyar, Smt.Sudarshan Sharma and Smt. V.R. Nalinakhshi were felicitated by Smt.Rashmi Singh and Acharya Anand Purusharthi by offering shawl and mementos.
In the morning at 6.30 am a Walkathon for senior citizens (60 and above) was organized from Gandhi Park to Mission. Inspite of Heavy downpour 20 senior citizens participated in the walkathon. IGP Andaman and Nicobar Islands Shri N.S. Bundela and Shri M.S. Malhotra flagged of Walkathon. Shri Hari Charan, Dr . R.N. Prasad and Shri R.N. Acharya got the first, second and third prize respectively.