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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Walkathon in Mumbai : HelpAge India programme

Helpage India request you to attend the walkathon on 1st Oct.’09 between 3.15 pm to 4 pm from Plaza Theatre to Aaji aajoba Udyan,Dadar(W)

The cause of the elderly needs attention because we are a society in transition with changing values, which has led to the breakdown of the joint family, resulting in lack of security for the elderly. Moreover, with rising longevity, the number of elderly in society is also increasing at a phenomenal rate. From 92 million today the gray population is expected to rise to 177 million by 2025. At present of the 60+ population, 90% have no social security, 40% are below the poverty line and 70% are illiterate.With increasing life expectancy many older persons are now spending longer years out of paid work,dependent on family,on public health care and battling illness and a steep rise in the cost of living. You will appreciate that we have a monumental task ahead.

As we know that United Nations decleared 1st October as “International Day Of Older Persons”.On this special day HelpAge India, a national level secular, apolitical, non-profit and non-government organization working for the cause and care of disadvantaged older persons from last three decades,organisining a campaign titled “Age Demands Action”.

Towards this we are conducting a Walkathon on 1st October’09.The proposed walkathon will start from Plaza Theatre,Dadar(W) at 3.15 pm & culminate at Aaji Aajoba Udyan,Near Shivaji Park,Dadar(W) at 4.15 pm.The walkathon will be flagged off by Shri.Kiran Shantaram at Plaza Theatre.The participants will consist of around 50-60 Sr.Citizens & some students.They will be carrying the placards which will focus on issues related to the Sr.Citizens such as Social Security,Health Care,Shelter, National Policy On Older Persons,etc.

We look forward to your support and cooperation in the matter.

Thank you,

Yours truly,

Prakash Borgaonkar
Joint Director RM (W)
HelpAge India
34A/44, Guruchhaya,
Manish Nagar, Andheri (W)
Mumbai 400 053.

1 comment:

Sildenafil said...

Well I think I'm totally agree, as you said, the poverty line and 70% are illiterate.With increasing life expectancy many older persons are now spending even more than anybody. That point is complaisant and extremely rare, but in general the article was very complete.

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