Senior Citizens National Protest Day - Rewa M.P.



Report from Dr Sajjan Singh, President of ISU3A India.
The day was observed at Rewa (Madhaya Pradesh) by the various organized and unorganised Senior Citizens.

The group consisted of about 200 persons led by Dr. Sajjan Singh Executive Chairperson ISU3As, Dr. F.A. Siddiqui Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society Rewa Branch, Dr. A.K. Mishra Chairman Indian Geriatric Society, Rewa and Sri Narendra Singh Chairman, Divisional Persioners Samaj. Senior retired persons e.g. Sri S.P. Agrawal Retd. V.C. Rewa University, Dr. S.K. Khanijo Retd. Prof. Medicine, Shri Upadhya and others were in the procession. The demands were presented to the commissioner Sri. R. Pastore IAS, who promised, to deal with matters which came under his purview and also assured that the memorandum would be forwarded to the Chief Minister of M.P. and to the Prime Minister of India.

Report from R.S. Dhakar of U3A Udaipur, who also coordinated the event.
The demands for the Elders ( Senior citizens) were presented by the Members of ISU3As under the leadership of Prof. T.M. Dak Secretary General to the District Collector Udaipur Mr. Anand Kumar IAS , who promised, to deal with matters which came under his purview and also assured that the memorandum would be forwarded to the Prime Minister of India and Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

Senior Citizens of Mumbai rally against injustice towards Elders and make their feelings known. A report from Sailesh Mishra, President of Silver Innings Foundation.

In Mumbai on 16th August thousands of Seniors Citizens participated in Protest Meet against government apathy and neglect and submitted Memorandum to Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Prime Minister of India. Senior Citizens want Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, Discrimination, Poverty, Insecurity, & Injustice.

Now its time to continue this association and networking among the organizations. We now need to work toward making our own 'National Council for Senior Citizens'.

We need not wait for Government to do everything. We as Civil Society should come ahead, take one step ahead and have our own mechanism, to have our own Lobby.

From now on all Advocacy, Lobby and Pressure group work can be done by this Council. Any policy, programme and projects for Senior Citizens should be negotiated and consulted with this National Council only.

Introduction of "Tourist Visa-on-Arrival"
In order to facilitate Bonafide foreign tourists who plan their tours at a short notice, the Government of India has decided to introduce "Tourist Visa-on-Arrival" for a period of one year with immediate effect for citizen of five countries viz. Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Singapore .

Citizens of these five countries can get "Tourist Visa-on-Arrival" with a maximum validity of 30 days with Single Entry facility from the Immigration Officer at Delhi , Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata only. The said "Tourist Visa-on-Arrival can neither be extended nor converted to any other kind of visa during his/her stay in India except in certain exceptional circumstances.

Ageing, poverty and neoliberalism in urban South India is a project which aims to explore what is meant by an ‘ageing issue’ in local, national and international arenas and to provide tangible strategies for improving older people’s capacity to be self-supporting or to access support from their families and the state. The project will also work towards ensuring that existing welfare provisions and rights conferred on individuals through the Indian constitution and jurisprudence as well as international law are implemented/institutionalised in such a way as to benefit older people.
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