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Saturday, July 16, 2011
Results Announced : 4th National Annual Essay Competition 2011: 6th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2011
On occasion of 6th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 15th June 2011 Silver Inning Foundation a NGO working with senior citizens and their family members in association with INPEA (International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse) Indian Chapter through Development, Welfare and Research Foundation (DWARF) and 'Little Things Matter Initiatives' (LTMI); SSS Global; FESCOM (Mumbai) ; 1298 Senior Citizens Helpline, Mumbai; AISCCON , Harmony for Silvers Foundation & Alfresco FC will be commemorating Elder Abuse Awareness Day from on May 20th to June 20th 2011 . It has taken the initiative to create awareness among civil society and Government to eliminate elder abuse at both micro and macro level. Exclusive Blogging Partners for the event 4th National Annual Essay Competition 2011 for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2011: BlogAdda.com
World over 15th June is marked as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by INPEA.INPEA is an organization, founded in 1997, which is dedicated to the global dissemination of information as part of its commitment to the world-wide prevention of the abuse of older people. The United Nations International Plan of Action adopted by all countries in Madrid, April 2002, clearly recognizes the importance of addressing and preventing abuse and neglect of older adults and puts it in the framework of the Universal Human Rights. INPEA is dedicated to supporting the plan of action. World Elder Abuse Awareness Week programme aims to increase society's ability, through various programmes, to recognise 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.
• To create awareness in elderly people themselves regarding what comes under elder abuse.
• To sensitize young people regarding elder abuse and to bridge the intergenerational gap between elderly and young people.
• To create awareness in media and society at large regarding elder abuse.
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.
SILVER INNING FOUNDATION invited an Essay of maximum 2000 words in following category and topics:
1) For all age group:
Can Elder abuse be prevented, if not eliminated? If yes how? If no why not?
2) For School Students - Class 5th to class 10th:
Grandparents are the best Friends
3) For Students - 1st year College to Post graduation :
Youth are important link towards Elderly friendly society
It was hosted on http://silverinnings.blogspot.com/2011/05/4th-national-annual-essay-competition.html and publicity was done on all Social Media , Some Local News Paper and Senior Citizens Associations.
Following were Terms and Condition:
• Essay should not be more 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 and they will be given virtual participation certificate.
The First (1st) best in each category will be given Prize of Rs.500/- by Indian cheque only, to each 1st winner and Certificate.
The Three (3) best essays in each category will be given Certificate each and their essay will be published on Blogs: http://peopleforsocialcause.blogspot.com/ ; http://silverinnings.blogspot.com/ and best Ten (10) in each category, with India postal address will be given Participation Certificate.
Winners were announced on 16th July 2011. The participant were from All over Indian & youngest participant was 14yrs and Eldest was 78 Yrs of age.
Following are Winners of WEAAD 2011 Essay Competition:
I. For all age group: “Can Elder abuse be prevented, if not eliminated? If yes how ? If no why not ?”
1st Best : Nishul Juneja , 16 yrs , Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – Rs.500/- and Certificate
2nd Best : Pradnya Surve ,51 yrs , Goregaon , Mumbai - Participation Certificate
3rd Best : Shared between Anju -57 yrs & Swatija – 57 yrs , Sion , Mumbai and S H Subrahmanian ,60+ yrs , Mulund, Mumbai - Participation Certificate
Consolation: Dr Rohini Vaswani , 26yrs , Dharwad, Karnataka
II. For School Students - Class 5th to class 10th: “Grandparents are the best Friends”
1st Best: C.SANKARSHAN, 9th class , 14yrs , MERIDIAN EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY , Hyderabad - Rs.500/- and Certificate
III. For Students - 1st year College to Post graduation : “Youth are important link towards Elderly friendly society”
1st Best: Shaili Pandia , Santacruz (West), Mumbai - Rs.500/- and Certificate
2nd Best : Prerona Basu , Kolkata - Participation Certificate
3rd Best :Gitanjali Maria , LOYOLA INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, CHENNAI - Participation Certificate
Bhumika Sharma , Department of Laws, LLM Student, HP University, Shimla
10 Best , Participation Certificate:
1. Poorvi Shrivastav , Microsoft Campus, Gachibowli, Hyderabad
2. Aamir Zaya , 22yrs , HAJIPUR, VAISHALI, BIHAR
3. Priya Srivatsa, 18yrs ,Malleshwaram Bangalore
4. Kumari Anupama , 24yrs , Palamau, Jharkhand
5. Digamber Swadia ,78yrs , Andheri , Mumbai
6. M.V.Ruparelia, 77 yrs , Mira Road
7. Ananya Kumar , 14yrs , Andheri , Mumbai
8. Riya Moitra , 23yrs , Kolkata
9. Jayant.K.Puranik , 72yrs , Pune
10. Fathima Shahanaaz ,20yrs , VIJAYAWADA
This Programme was supported INPEA (International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse) Indian Chapter through Development, Welfare and Research Foundation (DWARF) and 'Little Things Matter Initiatives' (LTMI); SSS Global; FESCOM (Mumbai) ; 1298 Senior Citizens Helpline, Mumbai; AISCCON , Harmony for Silvers Foundation & ALFRESCO FC
Special Thanks to Shubha Khandekar and to one and all for their continous support .
Together, we all have the power to prevent elder abuse.
My World… Your World… Our World…Free of Elder Abuse.
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