Senior Citizens Updates - June 2020

Senior Citizens Associations

HelpAge India

On 21st May, GE & HelpAge India have distributed 500 hygienic kits in 3 remote villages of Huzurabad, Karimnagar Dist. TS. Also in cooperation with Fullerton, they distributed 785 hygienic Kits to the needy people in Razole  & Mangalagiri of East Godavari & Guntur Districts in AP.

Further, on the request of Dr. Nageswara Rao,Vice President Aasara in GHMC, Mohammad Ali of ‘Let’s Serve Foundation’ has distributed four monthly ration kits to poor Muslim families at Sriramnagar of yousafguda area.  

1500 hygiene kits are distributed at Ramagundam with support of GE Power Systems Ltd. involving Site manager Mr.Malay Chankraborthy, Site admin. Mr. Girija Roy and HelpAge India Team.

 Also, 250 hygiene kits Distribution at Ramagundam Slum areas with the involvement of Mr. Penta Rajesh Garu, local Corporator, REWA President Mr.Afsar Garu and HelpAge India team members.


Distribution of 500 hygiene kits at Kandhugula SC colony, Huzurabad and Dharmarajupally villages.


On 22nd HelpAge India Helpline team, in association with UNFPA got groceries distributed by the Warangal Urban Municipal Commissioner, Sri Pamela Satpathi garu, Warangal Urban RDO Sri. Venka Reddy garu, and 51-Divisional Corporator Sri M. Swapna garu to the Amma Old age home in the presence of Tribunal members & Senior Citizen Forum president Sri Chandramouli garu and Deva chary garu. WIPRO Foundation & HelpAge india distributing 75 Survival kits to 75 needy elders familys at Patancheru,Hyderabad.



HelpAge India covid-19 Response &  Dell Foundation distribute Rs. 1.75 lakh worth of foodgrains to St. Alponsa Old Age Home, Badwel in the presence of Chairperson, HRC, Telangana,Justice Chandraiah.

HelpAge Rescue

On 27th March, the Warangal HL team received a call from Mr.Haniff 64yrs of age, who is a retired railway employee from bikaneer and who got stuck in Hyderabad because of the Lockdown. With the help of the local police station of Nampally, his temporary shelter was arranged. The HL team was continuously in touch with Mr.Haniff, and gave regular updates of Mr.Haniff to their family members. After some of the easements given by the Central and State governments in lockdown 4.0 for transportation, HL team got Mr.Haniff board the Bus to Bikaneer.

Sr. Ctzn Service Trust / jeevanadhara Medical Shop: Has distributed packets of grocery items with some cash worth Rs. 45,000 to help 60 COVID 19 - afflicted families in A.S. Rao nagar during the month of April.

TESCON: N. Nageswara Rao & Pentaiah

FSCT in Tarnaka Appeal to Elders

1). On 19th of March, the Littleville Preschool-Tarnaka has distributed 90 essential food kits at its premises. R.Thabitha Daniel, <>

2) On 3rd May the Forum for Senior Citizens joined with Littleville Preschool, Nagarjunanagar to distribute food grocery packets worth Rs. 500/- to 60 hut dwellers belonging to Yerra kunta and neighborhood.  And also distributed cooked food (biryani packets) to 230 persons in the nearby slam areas. The funds are collected from the like-minded elders of nagarjunanagar colony.

3). As a sign of their participation and moral support, FSCT and its members, have contributed Rs 20,000/- to PM-CARES and Telangana CM Relief Fund on 5th & 12th May 2020 through Telangana Grameena bank, Tarnaka.

4). Senior Elders  in the colony who are in need of any help during the Lockdown are being assisted by meeting them personally.

5. We appeal to all elders wherever they might be, to be more alert, cautious, vigilant, as our health is in our hands only. It is informed that most of the elders are making use of their free time more fruitfully by doing exercise, yoga, meditation, gardening and  studying scriptural books, etc. living peacefully.

Further, let us all enquire about our elderly seniors who are above 80 years.  Please donate liberally to CM &PM Relief Fund. We are thankful to frontline warriors like Doctors, Health Staff, Police and Sanitary staff who are working day and night to save our lives. Let us also cooperate with them and do our best to slow down the spread of virus by staying safely in the home. Wish all Elders good health, peace & happiness.

By B. Om Prakash, Gen Secty. Federation of Senior Citizens Associations, Telangana State 

On 14th May, the Eluru Help Line, in cooperation with the Police Association and the Senior Citizens Association have distributed groceries and fruits to the needy elders in town.

1.On 21st May the Krishna District Senior Citizens Welfare Association has handed over a cheque for Rs. 25,000 to the District Collect to undertake preventive measures against the Coronavirus. See are: President of the Association Sri. Vemuri Babu Rao garu, its Secretary, Sri. Mothukuri Venkateswara Rao and the Assistant Director of the Department for Welfare of the Disabled, Krishna district.


2. A Human Rights Commission for Andhra Pradesh

Regretting that the Human Rights Commission has not been constituted so far in Andhra Pradesh, the Senior Citizens Association in Vijayawada has arranged a programme on 29th May. In the protest meeting, it is explained that the senior citizens are therefore deprived of protection.  To be seen: the Secretary, Mothukuri Venkateswara Rao, the President, Vemuri Babu Rao, the Treasurer D. Sambasiva Rao, Women activist Kadiyala Santhi, Sivakoti Suryacharyulu, senior activist Veeranki Nageswara Rao, D.V. Ramana and Ram mohan Rao.


In the precincts of the Butta Foundation, packets of grocery items are handed over by Sri. Sahadeva Reddy, President of the Federation of the Kurnool District Senior Citizens to the low-income groups in the locality in Kurnool in the presence of Rajesh, Manager of the Butta Foundation, Ganapa Chennappa and Lokesh.

The Foundation has arranged the distribution of eggs, sanitisers and masks to those who are living in the Amma Oldage Home. Further, Sri. Sahadeva Reddy garu also has donated 25 kgs. of rice and 10 kgs. of kandipappu to the Home in the presence of Ganapa Chennappa and Mohan Krishna.

The Foundation team on the instructions of Mrs, Butta Renuka, former M.P. some essential grocery items that would be sufficient for ten days are distributed to the poor in the surrounding areas in Kurnool. On this occasion, Sri. Sahadeva Reddy garu has assured that Mrs. Butta Renuka has made arrangements for providing such essential food items to any place where the request comes from, through the ward volunteers.   

By B.Rajesh, Manager, Butta Foundation, Ph: 93933 95269 Email id :

Tanuku Senior Citizens Welfare Association

The Senior Citizens Welfare Association has passed a Resolutions on 28th May registering the great loss incurred by the society in general and the Association in particular due to the sad demise of Banda Ramachndra Rao aged 79, who has contributed enormously for the general welfare of the people.

The condolence message is conveyed to the family by the honourary President Dr. Hussain Ahmed and G. Keseswara Rao, President on behalf of the Association.

Vasuki Foundation, Ananthapur

On 12th May: the Vasuki Foundation founder Smt. G. Rama devi, its Treasurer Sri. Kambaduri Shaikh Nabi Rasool have distributed good quality glouses and masks to the sanitation staff of the secretariat in Anathapur. Their inspector of works Sri. Sriniivasulu is honoured for his devoted presence in the field. Later, the needy people in the Medarakottala area are served meals. On 13th May  also  the Foundation has distributed glouses and masks to the construction workers in Medarakotta area and food is served to all.

On 19th May,  Sri. Kambaduri Shaikh Nabi Rasool and the president of the Red Organisation Smt. Bhanuja, who got some masks specially made are handing them over to Mr. Wali of Aawaz organisation to distribute them to those migrant workers who are travelling by walk on the Ananthapur national highway.

On 24th of May also the Foundation has distributed packets of rice and other grocery items to those Muslim poor families  which were quarantined as Red Zone in Sainagar in Anathapur. In this programmed supported by Sri. Seshadri, President of Sahrudaya Seva Samiti, Balakrishna and Dabu have participated.

Avagahana Samstha, Guntur has celebrated the death anniversary of Andhra Kesari Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu garu.

A mother and child living in front of the TS Government secretariat for the last four months are collected by Smt. Nagachandrika Devi and sheltered in her Kinnera Welfare society in the presence of Smt. Pushpalatha and CPDC of Khariatabad.

Sri. Therala Yugandhar, Secretary of the Senior Citizens Organisation being presented with fruit and herbal plants by the Warangal municipal authorities in Saraswatinagar Gopalpuram on the occasion of ‘Manakosam-Mana karyakramam that takes place every Sunday morning at 10 am for ten minutes.


Senior Citizens Welfare Association Ludhiana

Exactly ten years ago on this day in year 2010 SCWAL was formally launched in Wheat Auditorium in PAU. In the above photograph, then VC Dr M S Kang is handing over Registration Certificate to me in the presence of Late Dr. A S Khehra,  then President FEDSEN Punjab, S. D S Grewal, then Executive President FEDSEN and Dr. S S Gill, Founder General Secretary SCWAL.

we reaffirm our resolve and commitment to continue to do our best in the service of society in general and senior citizens in particular.

Rs. 55,000/- has been sent to the District Red Cross Society, Ludhiana as first instalment of contribution of our Association, Senior Citizens Welfare Association Ludhiana towards Coronavirus effort.

By Sri. S P Karkara, President SCWAL.

RNSCWA, Ludhiana      

Rajguru Nagar Senior Citizens Welfare Association in Ludhiana has donated Rs One Lakh one thousand, four hundred to the Punjab Chief Minister's COVID-19 Relief Fund to help in the fight against Coronavirus. The Association has lauded and highlighted the role being played by the NGOs and other social organisations engaged in the service of humanity during this critical juncture.

By Sri. Malkit Singh Rai, Ludhiana cell: 94640 35093  

Uniworld Chennai and Nallambakkam Owners Association in Chennai  have provided 10 kg. rice bag and sarees  to all their staff who are supporting the community.

Seniors During the Emergency

The past few months have been traumatic for everyone especially the elderly. Uncertainties as to whether the situation may improve or deteriorate, frustration that you cannot get out of the house, flooding of scary news from media about corona, placement of the elderly in high risk category, absence of organized land based activities of any sort and several other factors like these have rendered mentally weaker amongst us somewhat afflicted with mild depression of sorts.

I have observed that friends from whom I had not heard for long time are calling me up for no reason but to inquire if everything is alright. Some have taken up LLL activities of many kinds. Thanks to Covid-19, Zoom has become a household name. There are far too many online zoom meetings to participate.

I found lots of seniors taking to WhatsApp; Many have joined several groups and started sharing old photos, solving puzzles, etc, info on events close to them, jokes, funny forwards etc. Right now there are many SCA based WA groups that touch several hundreds of unread chats if you miss them for just for a couple of days!

By Dr Padmanabha Vyasamoorthy Founder and Moderator of  'Society for Serving Seniors', Secunderabad. Vice Chairperson of Indian Society of U3As.

WorldU3A, 303 Valley View, Road No 6, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034.

In Praise of the 60+

A massive study in America claims to have found that the most productive age in a man's life is 60-70, and from 70-80  is the 2nd most productive age. The 3rd most productive age is 50-60.

The average age of a Nobel Prize winner is 62. The average age of a CEO in a Fortune 500 company is 63. The average age of the pastors of the 100 biggest churches in America is 71.

The average age of Pope is 76.

A study published in NEJM found that at 60, you reach your peak of potential and continue up to 80 ! So, if you are between 60-70, or 70-80, you have the best and second best years of your life with you !

Source: New England Journal of Medicine: 70.389(2018)

The Wadala Sports League has a Lockdown special Event

They arranged a Mumbai Drawing Competition for children and adults across Mumbai, conducted through Online Conference System. One can participate together as a family and experience the freedom of being home with your loved ones and with some art and colours!

The competition was conducted on 26-May-2020 from 3.45pm to 6pm (Online), where the articipants uploaded entries, each entry containing  the Participation/Ticket ID) on Facebook at  Our Esteemed Judges are:

Smt Ami Mehta, Smt Zaveri Bhanshali, Shri Siddhesh Bagwe, Smt Shubha Gokhale, Smt Sonia Jain.

For any queries, reach out to or Mr. Chinnmay Shah - +91 99306 61894, Mr. Chirag Shah - +91 93223 80383, Mr. Chirag Dedhia - +91 93233 66945

Atrocities on Elders  

An incidence in Karimnagar city,  Kisan Nagar is alerted with the concerned authorities, the police and the senior citizens organisations in the area.   For the present the issue appears to be settled.  Podili Kanaka Ratnam, Founder, K. Sreeram Reddy, President Telangana Federation of Senior Citizens Organizations.

Click to generate Live Certificate

Now, the senior citizens need not go to bank to collect Jeevan Praman (Life Certificate) every year in Nov/Dec. Just login to website:  https:   Give your Aadhar number.  It sends OTP to your mobile. 

Skills in India

If we entertain dreams of competing with China, it's not just cheap labour, rather it's skilled labour with precision tooling that attracts Apple to China.  Until we change the attitudes and ethics of our work culture, pace of work and improve the quality consciousness of the buyers,  we have absolutely zero chance of catching up with China. (

Technical Skill is one side of the story.  Generally it has to be learnt, acquired, practised.  There is another 'Skill' which we all have but we do not use fully.  That is HUMAN SKILLS.  We can call them also TOOLS.  They are virtually innumerable.  In course of time, I have  realised that we should, each one of us, EXCEL in whatever we do, both in personal life and professional life.  I have identified five of them to achieve "excellence":  have respect for yourself (self-esteem), be bubbling with energy (enthusiasm, humility), think positively (positive attitude), try  to speak, listen, read, and write effectively (communication skills).  Achieve excellence, Spread  excellence,  Feel excellence.  One more item on RWA agenda!!!.

By Prof. B. R. Sant, Hyderabad. 2nd June 2020


The Janani Foundation since several days has been providing breakfast for around 200 people who are either local sanitation and sanitising staff or the homeless in the area.

By Venkatesh Dyarangula,  Janani foundation Co ordinator.

The Janani Foundation and S.R.D have distributed in appreciation of the services being rendered by the local sanitation staff, some essential grocery items to them in the Satyanagar Committee hall in Adikmet division. Present are: Musheerabad MLA, Sri. Mutha Gopal, local corporator Mrs. Hemalatha Jayaram Reddy, former corporator Sri. Jayaram Reddy and the local youth Mutha Jaisinha, Shyamsunder, Surender, DMC Uma Prakash, AMH O. Hemalatha, Jangeer bhai, Netha Seenu, Srinivasa Reddy, Aslam, Khadder bhai, Ravi Yadav, Aakaram Sreenivas, MD Hemand, Gurdeep Singh, Rinku Singh, narayana, M.L. Sreedhar, Muchchakurti Prabhakar, Khallel Raju, SRD director, Sreenivas Reddy and Janani Foundation director Rachkonda Mallesh, Shivarani, etc.


DJ CHARITABLE TRUST: Since the 1st week of April,  as on 20th May, has been distributing fresh vegetables and other rations to the needy, such as GHMC Sweepers, Sanitary workers, and Enunchs, living in and around Jyothi nagar, Lallaguda, Secunderabad, Telangana State.

By Aasra Malkangiri, Organising Secretary, Advocate DJ.

Red Cross Society:  Has carried out Thermal tests for those 15 children who returned from their homes back to the Rainbow Home run by the Society for Rural Development Trust in Chudi Bazaar. Further, they are given soaps, masks and cool drinks and are shown how to clean their hands in the Coronavirus context. To be seen are: Sri. Mamidi Bheem Reddy, Chairman, Hyderabad District Red Cross Soceity, Sri. Kiran Kumar Yadav, Convenor  Secunderabad Division, Madhubabu Chikele and Rahul, etc.

SCR Feeds 3 Lakh During Lockdown

Distribution of free meals by South Central Railway (SCR) during lock-down crossed the three lakh mark on 25th, May. Since the beginning of lock-down, the food distributed under this campaign is prepared at various stations including Secunderabad. Officials said the programme saw coming together of railway personnel, NGOs and IRCTC.

Ref. Times of India, 26-05-2020

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