Mode of learning: Self Learning
Duration: One Weeks
Who should attend: This course is designed to bring the awareness among the Senior Citizens, Academicians, Senior Policy makers, People of Old Age Home, Help Age India
Course Description: Life is a God’s best gift. Every day of life is a gift and every moment of life is a gift from god. Don’t waste being unhappy or dissatisfied. The core of human life is a change of ageing. The change of age i.e., from child to senior citizen is a natural and universal phenomenon. Every stage of life is having pleasure and pain. The important thing noticed is change of attitude towards elderly or senior citizens in the world.
According to the United Nations the senior citizens are people of 60 years of age. The India also follows the same reference. In 2012 there are 819 million people are the age of 60 years i.e., 11% of the world population. According to 2011 census there are 104 million elderly people in India. By 2026 the number is expected to grow up to 173 million. The elderly people are the highest in human history and their contribution to human welfare is immense.
COVID – 19 has brought attitudinal change towards the elderly people. There is a divide between the young and old. According to media 65% who died due to corona virus are senior citizens. They are vulnerable. Their security is at large. The health security is one of the most important. In Italy, above 80 years people were not given treatment, but were left to die. The government was helpless and shut the health facilities to the senior citizens. This is inhuman. Due to age, they were neglected for treatment. The government / society feel that their contribution to development of society is nil.In this situation, the NIRDPR is organising one day open discussion on ‘Security of Senior Citizens”.