.Bhubaneswar, 12/6 (Odisha Samachar Bureau ) – June 15, is observed as the “World Elders Abuse Awareness Day”. Each year HelpAge focuses on the issue and has driven home the importance of safety and security of our elders. This year to raise awareness about the issue HelpAge launched into a mega drive nationwide to raise its voice against this heinous crime on “ Elder Abuse” , garnering support for the cause, raising awareness about the issue through rallies, signature campaigns, and interactive discussions between senior citizens, policy makers, decision makers, police and media representatives.
On this occasion, this year HelpAge India is preparing a report on “Elder Abuse” in Cuttack for release. 40 locations under Cuttack Municipality Corporation were identified for conducting Survey. HelpAge India have interviewed 280 Senior Citizens from 40 locations. The report will be released on the eve of WEAAD at Bhubaneswar on 14th June’13 at 10.00 am in HelpAge India Office Premises at plot No – N3/120,IRC Village, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar.
Sri Abasara Beuria, Former Indian Ambassador has given his kind consent to release the report on Elder abuse in CMC on 14th June’13 at 10.00 am in HelpAge India Office Premises. The members of Senior Citizen Associations will also present on this occasion.