Senior Citizens' Updates: Ghantasala Vardhanthi Observed

Deendayalnagar Senior Citizens Welfare Association

In memory of Ghantasala vardhanthi, Deendayalnagar Senior Citizens Welfare Association organised a program by Sumadhura Arts Academy by Anuradha Sisters and Sangeeta  Citara Musical Group, by B Vinodh Babu on11-2-2019 in Deendayalnagar Community hall.

Sri B Parasuramreddy, TRS, Smt A Sridevi and M Upender have attended the function. Jyothi Prajwalna Ghantasala Aradhana was performed by Smt Sridevi, singer Anuradha, Upender, N E Acharya and K Veeraswamy.

Vyakyatha Sri. S V Ramarao who anchored the event provided the background and situation for each song which helped the audience appreciate the performance that much more.

Enthused by the performance and mood many senior citizens joined in with orchestra.

Sri S V Ramarao was felicitated for his  anchoring.  He appreciated the arrangements. N E Acharya President of Deendayalnagar Senior Citizens Welfare Association requested Smt. Anuradha to give training to the members of the Association, for which she readily agreed.

N E Acharya wished that future generations would remember Sri. Venkateswara Rao and his songs for ever.

From N E Acharya President


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AGM of ASCA, Alwal conducted

On 30/01/2019, We have conducted AGM of Association of Senior Citizens of Alwal at  Manjeera Nagar Park. Mr Mynampally Hanumantha Rao, Malkajgiri MLA was the chief Guest along with Dr Rao V B J Chelikani and Dr G Nageshwar Rao of TUFSCO.  During the meeting RWA Charter for Swatch Bharat mission was released and the importance was explained to the guests.  Local MLA during his speech assured that he will take up action to arrange building of Day care center for ASCA at the earliest. While President D R Gurunath Rao presided over, our secretary G Sudarshan Rao explained the activities and future targets.

Prizes for the winners of sports and other competitions on the occasion of Republic day were presented.

From Y Surya Prakash, Cell no 9866110373.

Association of Senior Citizens, Hyderabad (ASCOH):  Foundation Day celebrations

The Association of Senior Citizens Hyderabad celebrated their 18th Foundation Day in Lions Bhavan, Secunderabad on 16th February, 2019. The chief guest Sri. M. Jagdeeshwar, I.A.S, Principal Secretary, Senior Citizens Welfare Dept. and Sri. V. Mohan Reddy, President, FESCO graced the occasion. Guests of honour were Thota Vaikuntam and Lion Vijay Kumar Setty. Sri. R.N. Mital welcoming the guests narrated achievements and activities of the Association and congratulated the members who received awards and recognition. The artists who participated in the painting and crafts competition with great talent were felicitated. The seniors who completed more than 80 years too were honoured. The programme concluded with a stage drama   enacted by the members. The services of Prof. Vishweshwaraiah and other founder members were remembered and lauded.

By B. Om Prakash

Tanuku Senior Citizens Association

Tanuku Senior Citizens Association (A.P)  conducted 5th annual celebrations at their office on 9.02.2019 at under the leadership of their President Sri. G. Keseswara Rao supported by other members of the Association. During the year they have given  free medical aid to 2,570 people through their mobile medical camps and conducted 108 eye operations.

On this occasion, Vatsavai Foundation and Help Age India have donated respectively a van and an ambulance to the Association. In addition, they have conducted weekly mobile medical camps and mega medical camps at their office on 3rd Sunday of the month.

By G. Keseswar Rao, President

AP Senior Citizens Samakhya –Bhimavaram, West Godavari

BhimavaramThe Andhra Pradesh Senior Citizens Samakhya celebrated 1st Annual State Conference  2019 on 3-2-2019 at Bhimavaram, West Godavari Dist and it was hosted by The Senior Citizens Forum for better Society, Bhimavaram. The Andhra Pradesh Senior Citizens President Sri. Vemparala Narayana Murthy presided over the function at Sri. Krishnadevaraya Samskruthika Seva Samithi.- Kalyanamandapam, Bank Colony, Bhimavaram.

The Dy.C.M. of A.P. Sri.N. Chinna Rajappa garu said that the Chief Minister had increased the Old Age Pension from Rs. 1,000/- to Rs. 2,000/- per month and would recommend to the Govt. to form a separate ministry for the senior citizens along with other demands. Several dignitaries and VIPs like Sri. G. Koteswara Rao- Chairman of APDA & Senior Citizens Assistance Corporation, Sri. M.A. Kumar Raja- Director, Differently Abled and Senior Citizens, Sri. Raza Moahammad of Helpage India, Sri. Ch. Parameshwar Reddy- Chairman, Development Committee, Municipal Chairman, Presidents and Secretaries of the other senior citizens associations have participated in the meeting.

Senior Citizens Welfare Association, Kodad, Suryapet, TS

Senior Citizens Welfare Association, Kodad held an awareness campaign on Maintenance of  Parents Act, 2007 on 14.02.2019. Sri.  Lal Bhadur, Tahasildar was the chief guest. Sri. Gaddam Narsaiah, President of the Association and others participated. Sri. P. Shyam Kumar, Advocacy Officer Helpage India explained the provisions of the Act. The speakers talked on the Maintenance and Welfare Act, 2007 and various problems faced by the parents and senior Citizens and sought the help of govt. to implement the Act and open old age homes.

By R. Seetharamaiah

Senior Citizens Welfare Association, Nalgonda

Senior Citizens Welfare Association Nalgonda has conducted awareness program in its office building on 15/2/19, where its president Sri. Samudrala Mallikarjun appealed to the Government to take action to  implement the Act and protect the seniors, as the children are not taking any care. He also advised the seniors to unite and fight to solve the problems. Mr. P. Shyam,  Co Ordinator of Helpage India has participated as chief guest. He said that all  must implement the senior citizens protection Act, appoint the Tribunal committee with senior citizens association members, and also conduct the awareness program every three months for the sake of  the rural area elderly people. Sudarshan Reddy, Rizali, Yadaiah Mattapally, Srinivas Reddy, Kashaiah, Mallaiah, are participated. Members who are attended the meeting are resolved to take immediate action to implement the bus fare concession, free medical facility, appoint tribunals in every revenue officer level.

By  S. Mallikarjun, President

Senior Citizens’ Forum, Nizamabad

Sri. K.R. Gangadharan, Ph.D, Heritage Foundation RRTC has arranged a national work shop on 18th, 19th January, 2019 at National Institute of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises ( N!-MSME) police line, Yousufguda, Hyderabad on Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007.

The Heritage Foundation head has welcomed all the delegates in the workshop. The Under Secretary, MSJE briefed in short about this Act in his inaugural address. Keynote address is given by Professor Shiva Raju and Prof. L. Lango.P Ph.D, explained, section by section the Act, 2007. Prof. Vethani P.K. Ph.D. delivered his lecture on Old Age Homes. Ms. Pushpalatha, Dist. D.W.O.  T.S., Joint Director, S.W.D.- Tamilnadu are facilitated.

The managers of Old Age Homes have expressed their dissatisfaction about the performance of the Government in sanctioning the yearly aid. They are not getting it in time, since the proposal is received, always by the end of the financial year. They have been deprived of the aid for several years. The procedure should be simplified.  Proposals sent by the NGO to the DWO are forwarded to the Dist. Collector, who in turn forwards them to the R.D.O. and Tehasildar. This lengthy procedure should be simplified by making the D.W.O. directly responsible.

Mahabub Nagar Senior Citizens Forum with Sri.  Nagabhushanam, secretary and Sri. Pandurangaiah, Gangadhar, Jayaram, Balaswamy, A. Raja Simhudu, Tailam Balakrishna, Subhash Reddy, P.L. Narasinha Rao and others.

Residents of  New P&T Colony, Bhanu nagar, Vivekananda Nagar and Siri Puram.

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