DLSA Srinagar organises sensitisation prog on rights of senior citizens

SRINAGAR: In connection with the ‘World Elder Abuse Awareness Day’ a sensitisation programme on safety and rights of senior citizens was organised by District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Srinagar here on Wednesday.
The event was part of the week-long campaign to observe ‘Ageing with Dignity’ awareness programme. The camp was inaugurated by Secretary DLSA Srinagar, Adnan Sayeed in presence of other officials from judiciary, senior citizens, researchers and paralegal volunteers.
The sensitisation programme was aimed at creating awareness among masses especially elderly citizens about various existing government schemes and addressing the increasing needs and different challenges faced by the senior citizens.
Secretary DLSA said these events are being organised as an endeavour to strengthen the integration between generations and create a bridge between youth and senior citizens.
During the camp, a presentation was made which revealed that with the significant increase in the elderly population, it has been noticed by the judiciary that elder abuse has become rampant and a majority of older people have resigned to their circumstances for sake of well- being of their loved ones.