JAMMU: With a view to share love and affection with disadvantaged older persons and to give a helping hand to the needy and poor, Shakeel Beig, IPS DIG Jammu alongwith team of police officers today visited Old age Home at Ambhphala Jammu and organized a get-together function with them.
DIG Jammu interacted with the old aged inmates and discussed with them the measures to improve their quality of life. Beig said that real children are the ones who love and care for their parents until their last breath.
He was accompanied by Rajnish Pran SP, SO to DIG Jammu, Randhir Singh SP Hqrs. Jammu, Jugal Manhas SP City North Jammu, Parshotam Sharma, DDP Range Police Hqrs. Jammu Kulbir Honda SDPO City Jammu and others.
Beig alongwith other police officers served the refreshment to the inmates. On the occasion Beig also released report on “Elder Abuse in India (2014)” prepared by Help Age India. Among the team of HelpAge India Ms. Sunita Santoshi (Sr. Manager HelpAge India Jammu), Ms Neeru Sharma (Sr. Executive HelpAge India Jammu), Dr. Mairaj Muzaffar (Consultant Physiotherapist HelpAge India) were present at the occasion. Beig while speaking at the occasion said that as per the Helpage India report there are 100 million elderly in India. This figures is likely to increase to 234 million, constituting 20% of the total population by 2050. This exponential rate of increase is leading to changes in the family structure and societal attitudes. Beig appreciated the efforts put in by the HelpAge India for highlighting and mitigating the problems of the elderly persons.