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Programmes held for the elderly

Published: 19th December 2012 10:12 AM

Last Updated: 19th December 2012 10:12 AM

House of Providence, Ernakulam, in Association with HelpAge India has organised a meeting for the aged ‘Vayojana Sangamam 2012’ at St Sebastian’s Auditorium at Bolgatty.

Cultural programmes and games were conducted for the elderly. In the afternoon a symposium was organised on ‘the human rights of senior citizens’.

John E Daniell, deputy director of HelpAge India, advocate Sheeba Subal and advocate Fr  Jaison Vadassery attended. The public meeting was inaugurated by Union Minister K V Thomas who lauded the service of the House of Providence that worked towards conscientising society regarding geriatric problems. Viji Shajan, Mulavukad panchayat vice-president, presided over the function. S  Sarma MLA delivered the keynote address. Fr Mathew Kallinkal hoisted the flag and Fr Biju J Thattarassery distributed the prizes. Advocate Subal Paul welcomed the gathering and Sr Theresa proposed a vote of thanks.

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