The World Elders’ Day was celebrated here with the Karur Collector S.Jayandhi calling upon all youngsters to be of support to their elders in their times of need. She said that the State government was spending Rs.3.60 lakh per annum for maintaining senior citizens who had none to depend through funding two voluntary organisations in the district. In addition, the State government was extending Rs.1,000 per month to every senior citizen who had crossed 60 years of age and had no dependants or those who were infirm. Stating that supporting elders was equivalent to worship of god, Ms.Jayandhi urged the youngsters to support the elderly in their time of need as they would one day require similar support. Kulithalai RDO Sivasoundaravalli, and Social Welfare Officer Usha, participated.

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