Staff Reporter

PUDUKOTTAI: Pudukottai District Retired Officials’ Association has planned to observe December 17 as ‘Pensioner’s Day’ every year.

A resolution to this effect was adopted at a meeting held here recently. The resolution said that it was on this day in 1982 that the Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgement guaranteeing dignity and decency to the retired officials and pensioners.

In memory of this day, the Association planned to celebrate it as ‘Pensioner’s Day’ and organised its maiden celebrations this year.

The meeting, through another resolution, urged District Treasury officials to ensure prompt entry in the pension books about the details about arrear pension due for every pensioner.

Lecture on fitness

District secretary of the Association, A.C. Thulasiraman, who delivered a lecture on “Keep fit”, gave useful tips on ‘yoga’ and meditation.

Association president V. Govindarajan and vice-president P. Marimuthu were among those who spoke.

They said that in addition to December 17, the pensioners would also celebrate October 1 which signified the “World Elders’ Day”.