International Day of Older People-The Hindu-01-10-2022

International Day of Older People-The Hindu-01-10-2022
The United Nations marks today as International Day for Older Persons (October 1), as part of the organisation’s efforts to draw attention to healthy ageing.

On December 14, 1990 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 1 as the International Day of Older People as recorded in Resolution 45/106.The holiday was observed for the first time on October 1, 1991.

The holiday is celebrated by raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as senescence and elder abuse. It is also a day to appreciate the contributions that older people make to the society.

This holiday is similar to National Grandparents Day in the United States and Canada as well as Double Ninth Festival in China and Respect for the Aged Day in Japan. The observance is a focus of ageing organizations and the United Nations Programme on Ageing.

Unique position to help us navigate the transition to an ageing society.
To help alleviate old citizen the financial burden on individuals.
first step towards enabling such a healthy and happy future for our elderly citizens.

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