Coimbatore

‘Indians age gracefully’

Recognition:Swami Dayananda Saraswati, founder, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, presenting ‘Sisu Seva Ratna’ award to K. Manonmani (right), senior paediatrician, Coimbatore, at a function senior citizens' society Parivu organised in Coimbatore on Sunday. (From left) P.C. Raju, president, Parivu,M. Krishnan, managing director, Sri Krishna Sweets, and D.R. Kaarthikeyan, president, Age Care India, and former Director, Central Bureau of Investigation, are also in the picture.— PHOTO: S. SIVA SARAVANAN

Recognition:Swami Dayananda Saraswati, founder, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, presenting ‘Sisu Seva Ratna’ award to K. Manonmani (right), senior paediatrician, Coimbatore, at a function senior citizens' society Parivu organised in Coimbatore on Sunday. (From left) P.C. Raju, president, Parivu,M. Krishnan, managing director, Sri Krishna Sweets, and D.R. Kaarthikeyan, president, Age Care India, and former Director, Central Bureau of Investigation, are also in the picture.— PHOTO: S. SIVA SARAVANAN  

The Government and the police should do more to protect the elderly and prevent crimes against them, more so when their percentage of population is on the increase, said D.R. Kaarthikeyan, president, Age Care India, and former Director, Central Bureau of Investigation, at the inauguration of a seminar organised by Parivu, a senior citizens’ society, here on Sunday.

Statistics

It was seven per cent in 1990 and expected to touch 19 per cent by 2050.

Along with the Government, members of the public should also take care of the elderly, he added.

Indians aged gracefully; they do not try to hide wrinkles, said Swami Dayananda Saraswati, founder, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam. They do not think wrinkles are against beauty for, wrinkles only added grace to beauty.

Indian culture

If one accepted that fact, he or she had aged gracefully. This was part of the Indian culture. He urged the senior citizens to share their experience to help the young grow better, share their knowledge by taking tuitions, if possible, and asked Parivu to work more closely with the senior citizens.

The Swami earlier conferred the ‘Sisu Seva Ratna’ award on K. Manonmani, senior paediatrician.

Earlier, P.C. Raju, president, Parivu, welcomed the gathering. The organisation conducted sessions for the elderly to keep their body, mind and soul healthy.

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