|S.C.Maheshwari Secy.Genl BPS with V.Krishna Murty ( Secy. Rly) AIFPA Chennai & S.P.Bharadwaj VP RREWA|
Bharat Pensioners Samaj, AIFPA Chennai , & RREWA represented Pensioners
Two days first ever National conference on Ageing organized
GOI M/o Social Justice & Empowerment
The first everTwo days National Conference on Ageing which started here in N.Delhi Vigyan Bhawan on 6.11.2012 held by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment .
Inaugurating the two day conference on 6/11/2012 the Minister, Kumari Selja said .It gives me immense pleasure to be here at the National Conference on Ageing. During the course of this Conference, we will deliberate on important issues relating to senior citizens for further strengthening our efforts to strive for an inclusive society - a society that embraces all ages. Our Government believes that the interface between the State and the Social Institutions in the care of the elderly forms an important area of intervention and needs to be addressed comprehensively.
It is a well-known fact that the 21st century is witnessing a gradual transition to an ageing society all over the world. Ageing poses twin challenges. First, we need to ensure care and protection of the elderly so that they can lead a healthy, dignified and productive life. Second, the older people must be looked upon as partners in progress rather than as a burden on the society, which is the case if their existence is seen from the prism of contribution to the GDP.
After the presentations by the MOSJE and the State Governments. There was a open house discussions
Ministers of ten States along with Ms Selja MOS GOI MOSJE Joined the lively discussion on Financial, Social, Health care and other dominant issues of Sr. Citizens.
The second session after lunch on 6/11/2012 was a Break out session wherein audience broke out into four groups i.e.(1) Social & Financial security (2)Healthcare (3) for open discussion with the officials of concerned ministries & the experts on the subjects.
On 7/11/ each group rapporteur gave his /her presentation detailing the outcome of group discussions Each presentation was followed by open house discussion wherein delegates could express themselves frankly & openly.
At last a good beginning with good intentions is made for free & frank interaction between The Government & the Sr Citizen/Pensioners’ activists & organizations.
Due to untiring efforts of BHARAT PENSIONERS SAMAJ.This happened to be the first time when MOSJE invited Pensioners’ organizations to such an event.
However, much cannot be expected in the first attempt, many more such interactive session need to take place, S.C. Maheshwari Secy. Genl BPS , R.N. Tripathi Wkg. President BPS along with V. Krishna Murti Secy. (Rly) AIFPA Chennai & S.P.Bharadwaj Vice President RREWA vividly highlighted the Health care & Social security issues pertaining to Pensioners’.
Minutes & the outcome of the conference will be published by the MOSJE in due course.