“It is the responsibility of everyone to take care of the elders and give them due respect as they have seen the world more than we have”, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation commissioner M T Krishna Babu said on the occasion of ‘Elders Day’ on Thursday.
Participating in a programme organised by the GHMC at the Zoroastrian club here on Thursday, he said that the GHMC is taking care of the senior citizens by opening Day Care Centres in various Residential Welfare Associations under the Aasara scheme.
“The GHMC has allotted `6 crore for it. It has also received an award from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in the year 2010 and the state government award in the year 2012 for proper implementation of the welfare schemes,” he said.
He informed that the GHMC has formed 176 associations and opened 79 Day Care Centres which are providing the senior citizens with recreation facilities. “The corporation is spending around `50,000 each for the recreational activities,” he said. The commissioner said that one should feel the responsibility to help and take care of the elders and should not forget that they will also reach that age. “The treatment they give to their elders now will be reciprocated then,” he added.