Mysuru, November 21, 2019: “The life span of people has increased due to advanced medical services. As a result of this, the number of elderly people is increasing in our country. The social and mental gap is widening between people due to the huge age gap which is not a good development. Respecting elders is Indian culture, youngsters should not neglect elders,” opined Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, CEO, JSS College, Mysuru.
He presided over the ‘Sensitization Programme on Inter-generational Bonding’, organised by the PG Social Works Department of the JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, in association with the National Social Security Department, of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India and the Nightingale Trust, Bengaluru.
Sri Praveen of the Nightingale Trust delivered the introductory speech. Prof. M. Mahadevappa, Principal, JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Mysuru, Prof. S. Somashekar, Principal, JSS PU College, Dr. M.P. Somashekar, Head, Social Works Department and Sri S. Basavaraju, Coordinator, Senior Citizens Helpline, JSS Hospital were present.
In the first session, Dr. M.P. Somashekar spoke about the important aspects of the ‘Maintenance and Welfare of Senior Citizens (MWPSC) Act, 2007. In the second session, Dr. Kumudini Achi spoke about the problems that are arising due to the Inter-generational gap. In the third session, Dr. Sushmita explained about the inter-generational communication. In the fourth session, Sri N. Basavaraju explained about the ways to solve the problems of the senior citizens.
Sri S. Basavaraju welcomed, Dr. M.P. Somashekar gave a vote of thanks, Dr. Kumudini Achi compered. More than 150 students of the PG Social Works Department and PUC took part in the programme.
From left: Dr. M.P. Somashekar, Prof. M. Mahadevappa, Principal, JSS Degree College, Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, CEO, Sri S. Somashekar, Principal, JSS PU College, Sri Praveen, of the Nightingale Trust, Bengaluru and Sri S. Basavaraju, of the JSS Hospital.