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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Nominee announced for UNV Karmaveer Chakra 2011 "Exceptional work for Senior Citizens"

National Award UNV Karmaveer Chakra 2011 “Exceptional work for Senior Citizens” Promoted by iCONGO “KARMAVEER PURASKAAR (KVP)”, VSO & Silver Inning Foundation - organisation working with Elderly announces its nominees.

This year the Award will be given In Delhi or Goa on 26th or 27th November 2011. Best person wil be selected by the Esteem panel of Jury and by people Vote.

Eligibility for this award was :
Any Individual, person of Indian Origin of minimum age of 25yrs and above, who is working with/for Senior Citizens ; Currently working / current project in Age care, on date of nomination and Worked on the project minimum 3 yrs OR Social Entrepreneur/ Innovator for Age care

Following Five Nominees were selected from all over India:

1) Dr. Padmanabha Vyasamoorthy , Age 70yrs from Hyderabad is First Rank First Class in BLib Sc & MLib Sc and has Best Thesis award for PhD. He is President: Society for Serving Seniors, Secunderabad , State Vice President: Andhra Pradesh Senior Citizens Confederation , Joint Secretary: Confederation of Cantonment Resident Welfare Associations in Secunderabad (CCRWAS) , President: Association of Senior Citizens, Hyderabad , Member: Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India . Hyderabad Chapter. He is also Recipient: AP State Award (2007) for Service to Senior Citizens . He has about ten years of post retirement experience in Ageing and Aged Care Issues; He has contributed immensely to the literature of social gerontology , His services to senior citizens has already been recognized by Andhra Pradesh State Government in 2007; He is also respected for his knowledge in usage of Information Technology specially for starting and working as moderator of World most active yahoo group for Senior Citizens SSS Global.

2) Mr. Mansukhlal Ruparelia , Age 77 yrs live in western suburbs Mira Road (Mumbai) and has done B.A.; B.Com and is Rashtra Bhasha Ratna. He is members of leading Senior Citizens NGO’s and himself is a One-Man NGO and RTI activist . For last 17yrs has been working very hard for Welfare of Senior Citizens. He is the person, who with his continuous RTI and correspondence writing changed the thinking of Ministry of Social Justice and most of Central Ministries towards Elders with regards to National Policy of Older Persons, 99 and getting a ruling from Chief Information Commissioner to ``provide a suitable response in respect of action taken for implementation of the Policy on the welfare of the senior citizens and to clearly outline the plan of action indicating its outcome for the larger benefits of the Society.`` His large number of Articles in AISCCON NEWS, Dignity Dialogue, Voice of Dignity, DNA Grandeur and in his Blogs & Karmayog & other Web Sites have done exceptional service to the Senior Citizens. He has taken up various issues of Welfare of Senior Citizens and non adoption of NPOP, 99 by State of Maharashtra with State Government, Chief Minister and other Ministers, Governor, Municipal Corporations at Mumbai, Navi Mumbai & Mira-Bhayander. For Senior Citizens Transport problems he has taken up matter with Transport Ministry, Transport Commissioner, Bandra & RTOs. Due to his successful intervention he was able to get Separate queue for Senior Citizens in Post Offices and Hospitals including Railways.

3) Mrs.Manju Bhatia, Age 60yrs lives in Kanpur is as Active social Worker and Chairperson / President of Swaraj Vridhha Ashram . At the age of 13, ( 1964) she was awarded “Lady with lamp “ for helping underprivileged women by the Government of West Bengal. Ms. Manju Bhatia is a compassionate person dedicated to betterment of society. A tragic personal life has spurred her compassion. She was widowed in 1987, at 36 with two young children. She is involved in a variety of social work. Since last 4 years she has established and successful running a free Old Age Home near Kanpur. All services are provided free by a host of local philanthropists and herself. She is providing a much needed service and is a Karamveer in the true sense; Her “Swaraj Vridhdhashram” Since inception has helped 85 destitute and helpless seniors. This ashram takes care of the inmates till the end with proper last rites. Currently there are about 40 adults and 7 children in the ashram. She offers shelters to all flotsam and jetsam of society. She is also a Special police officer , family courts , Kanpur ; President , Asha Jyoti seva samiti ; Secretary , Voice of Victim, Secretary and associated with various social organizations.

4) Mr. Sandip Parab , Age 38 yrs live is northern suburb Vasai near Mumbai , he has done his B. A , M. S. W ( Rural Development) . Sandip is Secretary of Jeevan Aadhar Seva Sanstha . He has around 11 years experience in development Field whihc includes his work on HIV AIDS, Work with Street Children and community development , Providing education sponsorship more than 300 children and Rehabilitation of more than 350 homeless people including Elders . For around four years has has been working more with Senior Citizens as he noticed there was little done for specially poor and homeless Elderly . His NGO Jivan Adhar Seva Sanstha provides shelter for destitute at Khar (West) and Kudal (Ratnagiri) aims to rehabilitate homeless people including senior citizens. In this course of his work he has realize that due to large number of destitute it is not possible to accommodate all of them hence they provide treatment in the place they are found and monitor their progress regularly. Mr Parab and his team of volunteers on receiving call visit the place and decide on the line of action depending on the condition of the affected person. As on Sep 2011 they have rehabilitated 154 elder people who had lost their memory and were physical and mentally handicapped. He through his NGO provided counseling to around 24 Family to take back their elderly parents in family.

5) Dr. Om Prakash , Age 38 yrs lives in New Delhi . He is MD (Psychiatry) with specialization in Geriatric Psychiatry and he is working as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Institute of Human behaviour & Allied Sciences (IHBAS), New Delhi. Dr. Om Prakash's major research focus has been to explore the psychiatric disorders in elderly population having co-morbid medical disorders. Physical morbidity in elderly people has an important influence on their psychological well-being leading to a substantial burden of psychiatric disorders. More than one-fourth of elderly approaching for a physician’s consultation suffers from psychiatric disorders i.e. depression, dementia and anxiety disorders. This morbid population has a significant association with exposure to more recent stressful life events. Dr. Om Prakash’s work has thus provided vital insights about the fact that mental disorders are common among medically ill elderly patients, but they are poorly recognized and treated. Assessment of the psychiatric morbidity will help in strengthening psycho-geriatric services and thus, improve the quality of life of the elderly. Dr. Om Prakash has to his credit Over 140 journal articles, book chapters and abstracts and 5 Research projects completed and ongoing. He has conducted More than 20 Training workshops for doctors on dementia and geriatric depression. He is also associated with Nightingale Medical Trust, Bangalore on Dementia awareness and treatment programmes.

You can Vote for best one for award at : http://www.righteverywrong.com/Karmayuga/Causes_Entries.aspx?ci=6

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