Friday, 20 November 2015
A nation is known by the way it treats its kids, youth and most importantly, elder folks. Elders are to a nation’s population what roots are to a tree. One needs to stay connected with them in order to ensure consistent growth. But as nuclear families became popular, the old age culture saw a disheartening change. This led to formation of HelpAge India. This secular, non-profit, apolitical and non-government organization is registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. The mission of the organization is to help the elderly and work for the care of disadvantaged elderly people.
HelpAge India has decided and fixed areas of working which are as follows:
1. Elderly Rights: To fight against elder abuse in India, keep a check on reverse mortgages, forming a Senior Citizen Association (SCA), providing Health Insurance, fight for their Health Insurance, Parents Maintenance Act, and Union Budget Allocation.
2. Eldercare: They try to provide and make available all kinds of health care facilities. Provide social protection, shelter homes, specialized care, helping the ones who have suffered in a disaster and providing a new home to the isolated.
3. Supporters: Apart from this, the organization also provides other monetary and non-monetary facilities. Providing individual volunteers, associating corporate and business houses, becoming a part of trusts and foundations and helping through bi-lateral or multi-lateral funding.
Nanuram Kumawat though not being a core part of this organization carries its emotion perfectly. He has been part of camps and activities that provide health facilities and other assistance to the elderly. He believes that it is their blessing and guidance that is needed for growth. Experience is equally important and all the three generations need to work in association towards a better future. Through eye donation camps, he has helped a lot of old age people with their eyesight. Nanuram Kumawat knows how important senior citizens are to the nation and hence keen attention should be paid to their health and lifestyle.