Staff Reporter

Kozhikode: The district committee of the Kerala Senior Citizens Forum held a satyagraha before the Collectorate here on Wednesday to pledge its support to the fast of State leaders of the forum in front of the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram.

The Government had accepted the policy for the welfare of senior citizens submitted by the forum nearly eight months ago.

However, the programmes mentioned in the policy were not implemented.

The fast was being organised by the State leaders of the forum in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday to draw the attention of the Government to the policy.

State vice-president of the forum T.Balakurup inaugurated the satyagraha.

District president M.K. Sathiapalan presided.

District secretary P.Chandradas and district committee member M.Narayanan were among those who spoke at the event.

The forum also submitted a memorandum to District Collector A. Jayathilak raising various demands.