“Delhi has more than two million senior citizens out of total of 90 million in the country. It is important to work out schemes and plans to help the elderly contribute to society. Security of elderly has been one of the main concerns of the state government. It is important to work out schemes and plans to help the elderly contribute to society. Security of elderly has been one of the main concerns of the state government.” Dr Walia added.
The minister also highlighted the role of the elderly in society as well as their emotional and physical wellbeing.
“To minimize the strain on elderly members , the recreational centre in Safdarjung enclave has started free pick and drop transport service from home to the centre and back for its members. Apart from indoor games and a reading room skype (Internet telephony) service has also been provided for the members to remain connected with dear ones in India and abroad”, said Mr K.K.Kapila, Patron in chief , Delhi Senior Citizen’s Welfare association, while speaking on the occasion.
“We have also tied up with nearby private hospitals to provide discounted services to senior citizens and free ambulance service. Free tea/coffee and snacks are also provided to the members. Our main aim is to ensure provide user friendly services as per needs of the senior citizens. “Mr Kapila added.
Those who were present on the occasion included Dr K.K.Aggarwal, Chairman, Heart Care foundation, Mr C.N.Sharma, President of the association, Mr S.S.Rudra, gen secretary and Maj.Gen R.K.Khanna , patron of the organisation.