Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu committed to welfare of senior citizens: Uma Maheswara Rao

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu committed to welfare of senior citizens:  Uma Maheswara Rao
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Minister for Irrigation D Uma Maheswara Rao said that the city police were protecting the rights of senior citizens in the city through Vrudha Mitra Cell which were set up at all the police stations in the city. He lauded Commissioner of Police D Gautam Sawang for enhancing elder’s confidence through resolving their issues like as a family member.

Vijayawada: Minister for Irrigation D Uma Maheswara Rao said that the city police were protecting the rights of senior citizens in the city through Vrudha Mitra Cell which were set up at all the police stations in the city. He lauded Commissioner of Police D Gautam Sawang for enhancing elder’s confidence through resolving their issues like as a family member.

Commissioner of Police D Gautam Sawang conducted the World Elders Abuse Awareness day at A Convention Centre here on Wednesday and also took out a rally with 300 senior citizens from D V Manor to A Convention Centre. Later, the police department offered free medical, legal and banking awareness camps to the elders at A Convention Centre.

Addressing a gathering, Minister said that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is committed to the welfare of senior citizens in the state and reminded everyone had a responsibility to take care of elders because they had sacrificed their life for us. He said that all department officials must give top priority to senior citizens on par police department regarding resolving their issues.

CP Gautam Sawang said that Police department initiated Vrudha Mitra programme with the coordination of former MP Ch Vidya at all police stations for helping elders and preventing harassment. “All section of people should be informed regarding Vrudha Mitra service at police stations because most of the senior citizens were facing many problems due erosion of joint family system in society mostly in cities,” he added.

Former MP and Vasavya Mahila Mandali president Ch Vidya said that old age homes had been increasing in the city. “Women and elders were facing harassment at homes from their family members due to lack of awareness regarding the significance of elders and women. State government should set up Vrudha Mitra Cell at all districts police stations to help senior citizens in the state,” she added.

She said that senior citizens must teach life skills to the young generation because a few students were spoiling their life due to addict of social media and other activities. Minister for Irrigation D Uma Maheswara Rao released the Vrudha Mitra book. He also felicitated 103-year-old Rama Rao, Senior Citizens Association founder Mukunda Rao and free medical, legal literacy and bank awareness camps founders.

Vijayawada East MLA Gadde Ramamohan Rao also spoke, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) for Law and Order-2 G Pala Raju, DCP for Admin G V G Ashok Kumar, DCP for Traffic Kranthi Rana Tata and others were present.

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