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Friday, July 16, 2010

Results Announced for 3rd Annual Essay Competition on Elder Abuse (WEAAD) 2010

Elder abuse is an under-recognized problem with devastating and even life-threatening consequences. Elder abuse is often defined as a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an ‘expectation of trust’ which causes harm or distress to an older person.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15th June ,programme aims to increase society's ability, through various programmes to recognize and respond to the mistreatment of older people in whatever setting it occurs, so that the latter years of life will be free from abuse, neglect and exploitation.

On the occasion of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2010, Silver Inning Foundation, a ‘Not for Profit’ dedicated organization for senior citizens and their family members commemorated Elder Abuse Day on 15th June’2010. It had taken the various initiatives to create awareness among civil society and Government to eliminate elder abuse at both micro and macro level.

In this regards SILVER INNING FOUNDATION had launched an Essay competition in following category and topics:

1) For all age group:
‘Elders Abuse - The Change Has to Start at Our Home’

2) For School Students - Class 5th to class 10th:
“My Grandparents - Our Golden Treasures”

3) For Students - 1st year College to Post graduation :
'No Excuse for Elder Abuse - Signs and Solutions'

Total 35 people participated


1) For all age group: ‘Elders Abuse - The Change Has to Start at Our Home’

1st Best : Vasanthi Sankaranarayanan – Rs.500/- and Certificate
2nd Best : Dr Vineeth S - Participation Certificate
3rd Best : M. A. PUROHIT -Participation Certificate

1st Consolation: Pradnya Surve - Participation Certificate

2nd Consolation: Arundathi Kaikini - Participation Certificate

2) For School Students - Class 5th to class 10th: “My Grandparents - Our Golden Treasures”

1st Best: Manav Varma , 12 yrs - Rs.500/- and Certificate

3) For Students - 1st year College to Post graduation :'No Excuse for Elder Abuse - Signs and Solutions'

1st Best: Vishakha Gupta – 19 yrs , 2nd graduate student - Rs.500/- and Certificate
2nd Best : Achala Gupta , MSW - Participation Certificate
3rd Best : Yash Bharadwaj ,2nd Yr Law Student - Participation Certificate

Participation Certificate will be also given to:
1. Dr Vineeth S
3. Pradnya Surve
4. Arundathi Kaikini
5. Achala Gupta
6. Yash Bharadwaj
7. Vanita Kumta
8. Mrs.Prerana D.Desai
9. Shinsy P S
10. Resy Antony

The First (1st) best in each category will be given Prize of Rs.500/- by Indian cheque only each within 15 days of result announced.

The Three (3) best essays in each category will be published on on Blogs: http://peopleforsocialcause.blogspot.com/ ; http://silverinnings.blogspot.com/ And best Ten (10) with India postal address will be given Participation Certificate within 15 days of result announced.

The Last date for submission of Essay was extended to 25h June 2010.

The winners were announced online by email after 16th July 2010.

Following were Terms and Condition:
• Essay should not be less than 2000 words
• Essay should only be in English language
• Essay should be sent by Email only (soft copy only)
• No hard copy will be accepted
• It’s open to all Indian Residence / POI / NRI
• People from other country can also participate, but they will not be part of competition.

This Programme was promoted by INPEA (International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse) Indian Chapter through Development, Welfare and Research Foundation (DWARF) and 'Little Things Matter Initiatives' (LTMI) in association with Silver Inning Foundation.

Together, we all have the power to prevent elder abuse

My World… Your World…Our World…Free of Elder Abuse

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