The GHMC was taking up lot of initiatives for the welfare of senior citizens and also introduced schemes such as Aasara, Mayor Mohammed Majid Hussain said here on Tuesday.

Speaking at the World Elders’ Day celebrations, he said for the well-being of the senior citizens, Day Care Centres were opened in various residential welfare associations under the Aasara scheme. GHMC Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu said the municipal corporation has formed 176 associations and opened 79 Day Care Centres, which were already functioning.

Commissioner of Police Anurag Sharma appreciated the GHMC initiative and said the police department would also join hands in developing the Aasara scheme. A circular was already issued to all the police stations to take special care for senior citizens, he said, adding that he would be holding meeting with the police officials and soon a separate cell would be opened at the control room for senior citizens.