M.V.Ruparelia, Chief Patron, All India Senior Citizens Confederation (AISCCON),A503 Rashmi Utsav, Near Jangid Estate & Vijay Park, Mira Road (East), Dist. Thane.401 107. M. 09821732855. E/Mail:email@example.com
Shri Narendra Modiji, Prime Minister of India. Date: 15-6-15.
South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi-110101.
Sub: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day- 15 th June, 15.
You have been kind enough to various sections of Society and have taken action to give various benefits to them, you have also talked about them in your Man Ki Bat etc but completely forgotten your 12 cror Elders of the Country. I have sent you 4 letters dt 17-5-14, 27-5-14, 24-7-14 and 14-4-15 giving what is not done in addition to letters to concerned Ministers. No reply is received from your side nor from concerned Ministries. It is seen from Press Reports that no mention is made by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment about Senior Citizens in their Progress Report about work done by Nodal Ministry during the first year of BJP Rule.
According to the INPEA, Elder Abuse is a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship, where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person. It can be of various forms-physical, psychological, emotional, sexual, financial or simply reflect intentional or unintentional neglect. Elder Abuse is a violation of Human Rights and a significant cause of injury, illness, lost productivity, isolation & despair. Confronting & reducing Elder Abuse requires a multispectral & multidisciplinary approach. Governments and Most Powerful Fourth Estate viz Media are two main sources on which depend the well being of Elders and strengthening of their legitimate place in Society & helping them to live their last phase of life with Purpose, Dignity & Peace. Not implementing the various notified Policies by Central & State Governments and other stake holders even after 17 years is nothing but Deplorable Abuse of Elders in India in light of INPEA`s above definition!
On this International Day, we request you to look in to this deplorable position for quick remedial actions, hold second All India Conference of Senior Citizens at your level and do something concrete for the well being of Elders and strengthening of their legitimate place in Society & helping them to live their last phase of life with Purpose, Dignity & Peace.
With Blessings and Best Wishes,