GUWAHATI, June 15 � The World Elders Abuse Awareness Day was observed at Rukminigaon here on Wednesday under the auspices of the Help Age India.
The meet was presided over by DN Chakravortty, general secretary of the Assam Senior Citizens� Association.
Addressing the meet as the chief guest, the secretary of the Assam Legal Aids Society and District Judge ASA Bora explained the various Acts and Rules and the national policy for elder persons. He stressed the need for creating awareness in society so that the elderly could live a life of dignity without being subjected to deprivation, exploitation and neglect.
Tobiul Hussain, PK Mahanta, Jagat Bora and Dr Minati Hazarika of Guwahati Senior Citizens' Association, and Nilima Bordoloi and CD Nath addressed the meet.
Earlier, Nilandra Tania, chief coordinator, Help Age India, welcomed the guests and explained the purpose.
Chakravortty, in his speech, dwelt at length on the national and international policies to secure honour and dignity for elderly people, and underlined the need for greater awareness to protect the elderly people from social and family abuse.