Roshni Nilaya observes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

7:43 PM, Friday, June 14th, 2013

Roshni Nilaya Mangalore : Roshni Nilaya School of Social Work in association with Help Age India observes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 14, Friday.

Addressing the gathering after inaugurating the event, Abhishek Goyal, superintendent of police said that India is a country which is known for its respect and care towards the elders, while abuse of elders is also been increasing.

SP also said that Police department jointly with NGO’s is ready to extend their support and provide space for counseling center at SP office. He also urged government to set up homes for the elderly.

Most of the time, parents do not file complaint against their children for the abuse with police, since they do not want their children to be punished.

Survey shows that Madurai comes in the first place in elder abuse followed by  Bangalore and Mangalore . The survey has been conducted by Help Age in 24 cities out of 20 states. In Karnataka State, Bangalore came in the 7th place in elder abuse, whereas Mangalore is in the 13th place.

Also present were Dr Olinda Pereira, director of Vishwas Trust, Dr Sophia N Fernandes, principal of Roshni Nilaya, School of Social Work, Sr Sylvia Fernandes, mother superior, Sisters of Charity, and others.

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