In a heartwarming celebration of the International Day of Older Persons (IDOP), the Chandigarh Senior Citizens’ Association (CSCA) brought together a diverse community at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18 today. This important day serves as a platform to shed light on the challenges faced by older individuals while recognizing their invaluable contributions to society. As the global population continues to age, addressing the unique needs and opportunities of seniors becomes increasingly imperative.
“Chancellor Sandhu Unveils CSCA Souvenir: Embracing Elders’ Contributions and Responsibilities”
Chancellor SS. Sandhu, the esteemed Chief Guest of the event and the Chancellor of Chandigarh University, had the honor of releasing the commemorative CSCA Souvenir. He applauded the remarkable efforts of the Chandigarh Senior Citizens’ Association in not only providing essential services to senior citizens but also extending support to other marginalized sections of society through medical assistance, counseling, and guidance. Chancellor Sandhu expressed his delight in seeing the Association as a source of solace and camaraderie for elders, alleviating their feelings of loneliness. He passionately called upon younger generations to recognize their moral duty to care for the elders who have made significant contributions to the nation’s progress.
Dr. Raj Bahadur, a distinguished spinal surgeon with nearly five decades of experience and former Vice-Chancellor of BFHUS, graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour.
The event also paid tribute to accomplished seniors from various walks of life, with special recognition given to ten women aged 85 and above and men aged 90 and beyond.
Before the celebrations unfolded, Satnam Singh Randhawa, the President of the Association, provided a concise overview of the association’s activities. He urged the Chief Guest and other distinguished guests to involve the Association in their initiatives aimed at the welfare of senior citizens. Randhawa also stressed the importance of implementing the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act of 2007, and highlighted the need for pension, insurance, and senior citizen homes. He passionately appealed to the government to officially recognize senior citizens as a national asset.
The event featured a vibrant cultural program, including performances by Shammi Narang, an accomplished Voice-over Artist and former News anchor, Dolly Narang, a renowned Indian classical Singer, the energetic Bhangra Team of Chandigarh University, and talented artists from the Association.
The festivities came to a close with heartfelt expressions of gratitude from the Vice President.