Public representatives for improving elderly people’s life standard

Publish: 1:07 PM, October 1, 2018 | Update: 1:07:PM, October 1, 2018

PANCHAGARH – Local public representatives at a post- rally discussion today stressed on improving life standard of older citizens and taking proper care to pay due honour to them for their tremendous contributions to the nation.

The expressed the opinion in the discussion held at Bhajanpur union headquarters in Tentulia upazila of Panchagarh in observance of The International Day of Older Persons-2018 with the theme of “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions.”

With assistance of Palli Karma Sohayok Foundation and Tentulia upazila administration, RDRS Bangladesh under its “Uplifting the Quality of Lives of Elderly People’s Programme” organised the rally and discussion in observance
of the day.

Chairman of Tentulia upazila Rezaul Karim Shahin attended the discussion as the chief guest with Programme Manager of RDRS Bangladesh for Panchagarh Rezaul Karim in the chair.

Vice-chairman of Tentulia upazila Razia Sultana, Bhajanpur union Chairman Moksed Ali and Debiduba union Chairman Abdur Razzaque as special guests addressed the function participated by over 750 elderly citizens.

Rezaul Karim narrated carelessness, uncertainly, negligence and other problems being faced by elderly citizens at families and in the society as a whole and the present inadequate supports for ensuring their welfare.

Razia Sultana termed older citizens as precious assets of the nation and urged all concerned for ensuring their safe living, medicare and other necessary facilities for them and setting up of old homes in every upazila.

The chief guest called for providing elderly citizens with all necessary state facilities, keeping reserved seats in all public transports, hospitals and launching long-term savings and bond schemes along with providing them
with suitable jobs.

“The elderly people contributed their maximum in earning the hard-earned independence and the state and government should arrange everything for their peaceful living by relieving them from helplessness,” he added.