'Reserve 15 pc of profit for welfare of elders'

He was addressing a gathering at the World Elders Day celebration organised by the AGE Mangalore at the Roshni Nilaya Auditorium here on Saturday. He said that most of the senior citizens are deprived of their basic facilities and also lack proper care.
Hence, he said, the government, orgnisations and private institutions should take initiatives to ensure care and protection to elders.

He called upon senior citizens to engage themselves in social or religious activities after the retirement and live energetically.

“After 60 years, one gets more time, which can be utilised to participate in social or religious activities. It is wrong to consider old age as an unproductive period.”
“It is a matter of mindset that even elder persons can achieve success if they change their mindset and have the willpower to engage in activities after retirement,” he added.

Many consider retirement as a period of rest and relaxation, he said and pointed out that retirement, in fact, is a period where one can serve for the society or religion.
Corporation Bank General Manager Sajeev Krishna and Roshni Nilaya Principal Dr Jacintha D’Souza spoke on various issues related to old age. Senior citizens Lakshmi Rao Aroor, Jessie B Tellis and B Chandrashekhar, who achieved success in various fields, were felicitated on the occasion.

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