Jammu Aug 21: The Social Welfare Department on Sunday observed National Senior Citizen day here at Day Care and Recreation Centre, Roop Nagar, Jammu.
The programme witnessed a series of activities including a medical checkup camp with distribution of Ayush medicine kits and a yoga session hosted by the Department of Indian System of Medicines (AYUSH).
On the occasion, a huge number of Senior Citizens from across the District participated in the Programme/activities which were held during the event.
The District Social Welfare Officer, Mamta Rajput sensitized the youth about the need for care of the elderly persons including their parents, grandparents and old age people in general by engaging them in different acts of kindness. She prominently advised them to spend quality time with the elderly persons to give them company and learn from their experiences.
The DSWO also advised the senior citizens to engage in social as well as physical activities besides taking good care of their physical as well as mental health.
During the interaction session, the Medical Officer of Ayush and Yoga instructors provided information and guidance to participants regarding their health care and stress management.
The representative from Elderline also interacted with the senior citizens and discussed in detail different services provided to the senior citizens through the help line number 14567.
Later, a cultural programme was also presented by senior citizens to entertain the participants. Sports Events such as badminton, Chess, Carrom were also held in the premises of Day Care and Recreation Centre Jammu where many prominent senior citizens from across the district participated in the event.
The Senior citizens hailed the Social Welfare Department for taking new and innovative measures like establishing a Day care centre, elderline, initiative of establishing Old age homes, grant in aid to Old age homes run by various NGOs, saturation of financial assistance in the form of old age pension to senior citizens etc.
A similar program was held at Panj Mandir, Trikuta Nagar Jammu by the Social Welfare Department, in collaboration with Association for Welfare of Senior Citizens, Elderline, Department of Ayush and Department of Information and Public Relations. A large number of senior citizens attended the programme which witnessed a Yoga session and free medical camp, besides a cultural event and interactive sessions.
National Senior Citizens Day Program organised by SWD at Doda, Bhaderwah
Over 200 senior citizens participate at twin locations with enthusiasm, zeal
Doda, Aug 21: To sensitize people about the ‘National Senior Citizens Day', the Social Welfare Department Doda under the aegis of District Administration Doda, in collaboration with Directorate of Ayush and Elderline J&K on Sunday organised Yoga, Health screening and Medical aid camp at Doda and Bhadarwah.
Around 200 persons including senior citizens and civil society members of district Doda, staff of District Social Welfare Office Doda, Tehsil Social Welfare Office, District Ayush Office participated with full zeal.
At the outset, a yoga session was held to acquit the senior citizens about the asanas beneficial for staying healthy and managing stress.
After that, Tariq Parvez Qazi, District Social Welfare Officer briefed the audience about the importance of National Senior Citizens Day and its objectives.
The team of Elderline briefed the participants about services provided by the organisation like medical and legal aid, welfare services and protection against violence and shelter to the elderly who call on 14567 – the toll free number of Elderline.
The Ayush team distributed kits of Ayurvedic medicines and conducted the medical checkup of all the participants which included BP and sugar monitoring.
Later, the District Social Welfare Officer along with his team provided walking sticks to the participants.