Sunday, June 30, 2013

How much does MOSJE care for Senior Citizens?

How much does MOSJE care for senior Citizens?

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, MOSJE as it is known, is responsible for the welfare of senior citizens in our country. Older Persons are only one of the many areas of this ministry’s concern. Naturally, Senior citizens are given a raw deal when compared to subjects like welfare and protection of backward classes, Tribal welfare, Alcohol and drug abuse, Disabled persons etc. The treatment meted out to the elderly population who constitute nearly 10% of the present population is might bad and appalling. Take a look at this boxed info:

During 2010-11
MOSJE spent
out of a total budget of Rs 4300 crores,
8.71% of its budget on 2.19 of population (disabled)
as against
1.69% of its budget on 7.5% of population (senior Citizens).

That is where we stand in the eyes of MOSJE. Data for earlier years is not any better. This kind of discrimination and injustice must be fought united by all who are affected, that is, senior citizens themselves. Starting from 2010, consecutively for the past three years, AISCCON has observed 16th August every year, what is known as “Senior Citizens National Protest Day”. As a result of “chest beating” for many years, MOSJE, at last appears to have started listening to our problems.

Appended is a table giving details ofbudget and expenditure of MOSJE. It gives total allotment for 12th five year plan, Estimated budget, revised budget and actual expenditure, Budget allocation for 2012-13, and lastly budget allocation for 2013-14. There is a semblance of allocation of funds for seniors’ welfare. Let us examine the particulars.

Consider the allocation on various items of concern for older persons for 2013-14, total provision in 12th plan and pro-rate annual and how MOSJE is faring:

Pro-rata Annual
Entire 12th Plan
Helpline at National Level
V Good
Helplines district level
Far less
National Trust
Far less
Far less
Abysmally low

This in itself is somewhat encouraging, though much more is expected. Considering the annual plan of action – to be discussed in another post shortly – we can confidently hope that MOSJE is turning a leaf and we are in for good times. Let us wait and see.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fwd: Private hospitals to have relief funds for elderly

Private hospitals to have relief funds for elderly

DC | R. Ayyappan | 12 hours 12 min ago

Thiruvananthapuram: The state government will direct private hospitals in the state to set up a 'relief fund' for financially-distressed senior citizens. The treatment cost of destitute old people, however high it is, will have to be met from this nest egg. This is one of a series of measures included in the newly-unveiled state policy for senior citizens to make the private healthcare sensitive to the needs of the old.

The policy, right at the outset, states that the private sector has failed to take care of the needs of the old people. "The private hospitals that have proliferated in the state in the post-liberalisation era have not accorded adequate consideration to the health needs of  senior citizens," it  says. The policy speaks about imposing a "moral code" to control the private sector, though it does not say how. 

"This moral code will bring about a reduction in the cost of treatment and medicines," the policy states. The policy is sympathetic to the health requirements of senior citizens in general. "The state government will negotiate with the hospitals in the private sector to subsidise the treatment cost of senior citizens, irrespective of their economic status," it says.

Besides, the government will also set up a government-controlled comprehensive health insurance fund for future senior citizens. Working men and women will be asked to part with a small share of their earnings that will go into the fund which will be used  to take care of their future medical needs.

Government hospitals will set up exclusive areas for the treatment of senior citizens and the private sector will be asked to follow suit. "Senior citizens should get automatic medical service. They should not be made to walk endlessly from one counter to the other," the policy states.


* Geriatric care to be included as a super specialty subject 

* Geriatric wards to be formed up to taluk hospitals

* Senior citizens with less than Rs 2.5 lakh annual income will receive free medicines

* Unemployed youth to be trained as home nurses for the aged

* Distribution of nutritious food for the financially-weak senior citizens

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fwd: [sss-global] Some Safety Tips for Women & also to women senior citizens

Safety and security tips for Women and senior citizens
From Sri KVShastry

1) What should a woman do if she finds
herself alone in the company of
a strange male as she prepares to enter a lift
in a high-rise apartment late
at night?
Experts Say: Enter the lift. If you need to
reach the 13th floor, press all
the buttons up to your destination. No one
will dare attack you in a lift
that stops on every floor.
2) What to do if a stranger tries to attack you
when you are alone in your
house, run into the kitchen.
Experts Say: You alone know where the chili
powder and turmeric are
kept.And where the knives and plates are.
All these can be turned into
deadly weapons. If nothing else, start
throwing plates and utensils all
Let them break. Scream. Remember that
noises the greatest enemy of a
molester. He does not want to be caught.
3} Taking an Auto or Taxi at Night.
Experts Say: Before getting into an auto at
night, note down its
registration number. Then use the mobile to
call your family or friend
and pass on the details to them in the
language the driver
understands .Even if no one answers your
call, pretend you are in a
conversation. The driver now knows
someone has his details and he will
be in serious trouble if anything goes
wrong. He is now bound to take
you home safe and sound. A potential
attacker is now your de facto
4}What if the driver turns into a street he is
not supposed to - and you
feel you are entering a danger zone?
Experts Say: Use the handle of your purse or
your stole (dupatta) to wrap
around his neck and pull him back. Within
seconds, he will feel choked
and helpless. In case you don't have a
purse or stole just pull him back
by his collar. The top button of his shirt
would then do the same trick.
5} If you are stalked at night.
Expert Say: enter a shop or a house and
explain your predicament. If it is
night and shops are not open, go inside an
ATM box. ATM centers always
have security guards. They are also
monitored by close circuit television.
Fearing identification, no one will dare to hit u

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sri RN MItal on Elder Abuse

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From: rn mital <>
Date: Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 12:47 PM
Subject: [sss-global]
To: Moorty YVSR <>

Dear Sri YVSR Murty,

I thank you for your kindly taking my observations in the letter for June, regarding increasing acts of cruelty against senior citizens, seriously. I strongly feel that the word elder abuse gives an impression more of emotional abuse than the physical torture which is inflicted sometimes on elders and in extreme cases even abandonment. Most of the inmates  who are  admitted by their families in BPL old age homes feel abandoned because their families usually do not bother about them afterwords, but perhaps this is not as cruel as  throwing out an elder or abandoning him/her in a hospital or on a highway. There are socio - economic reasons and compulsions. In our WEAAD meetings we may like to find reasons for this situation and ways to prevent it.

I feel following steps can help in preventing it,

1] MWPSC Act must be implemented and made operational in all States. Enough publicity should be given to it. Should be made more stringent. Punishment should be really a deterrent, Old Age Homes for the poor as mandated in the Act should be built.

2] Universal pension as demanded by Pension Parishad (Aruna Roy) should be implemented as in most of the other Countries in the World [Ref-HelpAge,] They will be contributing to the family kitty and will be better accepted. AISCCON has also demanded payment of Universal pension of Rs 2000 per BPL person. It will not be a burden, on the Country on the other hand it will stimulate the economy.

3] Better co-ordination between Police and Senior Citizen bodies. They should remain in touch with senior citizens particularly those who are the likely victims. Members of our youth wing can play an important role in it.

4] Intergenerational cordiality (long term)

Warm regards,


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Elder Abuse and What can we do about it

I am giving below an extract of AISCCON Monthly Letter for June 2013 by Sri RN Mital, President of AISCCON. This extract gives a brief idea about Elder Abuse scene and suggests what we can do about it. ==============
                   Jyestha Nagrik Bhavan, Plot No 7C, Sector 12, Nerul (West), Navi Mumbai                     


 To the AISCCON Central Council members and Patrons,  other eminent Senior Citizens and well wishers.

June10, 2013
                                                   Monthly letter
Dear friends,
Increasing  Acts of Cruelty and Violence against Senior Citizens –  senior citizens returning after attending an event organized to create awareness of Elder Abuse noticed on the local Railway Station in Hyderabad a lady of around 80  weeping bitterly, on enquiry it was found that she had been thrown out of the house by her daughter-in-law, she did not know where to go:

Only a few days ago two daughters (?) in Vizag dumped their very old dumb mother  in a Police Station claiming that they found that woman on a highway. -------------------- Such acts of cruelty are not isolated cases.                        

According to a report in "The Hindu" dated 29th May 2013 a lady aged about 95 years was taken out of the house by her third son and left in the open street. She was lying on the bare floor of the road, in the scorching heat for four days. When the neighbours questioned her son, they were warned not to interfere in their family matters,:                  

A friend of ours is bedridden for the last four years living in abject poverty while his well to do son is leading comfortable life in another city. Father is not prepared to take any legal action against his son. 

These are not freak instances, they are regularly happening, only very few of them are reported.
To give you a few more examples I may quote a report in the media that on an average two elders are found abandoned daily in Chennai alone.
In Hyderabad we know of at least  two old age homes which specialize in giving shelter to elders found abandoned in temples, hospitals or even on highways. They send out periodically teams to hospitals to look for such abandoned elders.
It is reported that 15,000 elders were abandoned last year by their families in the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. 

There can be no worse cruelty than throwing out or  abandoning an old  helpless and very often disabled person. Such acts of cruelty are becoming more frequent with the  parents and grand parents living longer with their families and with rising cost of living.. The situation becomes worse as during the last phase of their life they usually suffer with terminal diseases and/or various disabilities. Something has to be done against this situation. In a discussion on this subject in the Association of Senior Citizens of Hyderabad, following suggestions came up,
            1 Register yourself with the Senior Citizens' Help Line in your City to contact you if a case of abandonment or torture of an elderly is noticed.
            2. If you are able to identify the family of the elder try to convince them to take back the elder if need be with some contribution from your Association, otherwise try to locate a suitable Old Age Home with the help of the District Administration and/or Help Age. Involve Help Age from the beginning as they are doing yeoman's service in this regard.
           3. If the family of the Elder is not co-operative, take up the issue under the MWPSC Act.
           4. Unfortunately the MWPSC Act has not become operational in all States and the punishment provided in it for abandoning one's parents is not effective as a deterrent.
           5.We have to take up at AISCCON level with MOSJE and the NHRC to persuade the GOI to make the ACT more stringent  on the lines of the Domestic Violence Act and the SCST Act etc.
          6 Moreover, the mandate in the MWPSC Act to build an Old Age Home in each District for the poor having capacity to house 150 inmates must be complied with. It is very unfortunate that though 6 years have passed after the enactment of the MWPSC Act, it has been operationalised by very few States and not a single State has so far built the Old Age Homes for the poor as mandated in the Act.
Kindly let me know if you have any other suggestion to face this situation. 
Dr P Vyasamoorthy
30 Gruhalakshmi Colony Secunderabad 500015 Ph 040-27846631 / 9490804278

Friday, June 7, 2013

Can ESI Hospitals cater to Industrial retirees from Private sector?

Extension of facilities of Hospitals and Dispensaries under the management of Employees State Insurance Corporation – Universal Health Care for retired Employees.
Present Status

Senior Citizens retired from private establishments, do not get any government pension. When in service, their heath care needs were taken care by their  private employers through the Employees  State Insurance  Corporation run dispensaries  and hospitals and in case of out of ESI employees,  through a group insurance medical scheme.

Once retired from service, this group totally depend upon private hospitals and pay their cost of health care from their savings. In case of major illness, entire saving is wiped out, in the absence of any Insurance Scheme. For these retired employees the total health care cost includes,  their own plus their dependent spouse and children. If  the Senior Citizen is diagnosed with a critical disease, it threatens the entire household financial security.
Possessing a pink ration card(APL) due to his earnings  while in service, the Seniors are denied health care security under the Govt. schemes  like Arogyasree etc..The State  Government has initiated an action to include more and more beneficiaries to the Arogyasree Scheme and have decided to extend the scheme to the retired  state govt. pensioners. Then, what happens to the poor retired  non-pension seniors from private service? Which  suitable  scheme will give them health care security. When the government  is spending crores and crores of money on Arogyasree, why  exclude this small percentage of the retired people  from the coverage?

With advancement in medical science, people won’t die, they will  be on their beds with one or the other chronic illness  needing heavy  expenditure on cost of medicines and  Hospital Expenses, helpless holding a PINK RATION CARD in their hands.
Extension of the facilities  of Hospitals and dispensaries  under the  E.S.I. to  all the retired persons  who  are otherwise not  covered  under any other health scheme sponsored by the Government, the government  to an extend help   those citizens who are otherwise  neglected for their health care.

Suggestion for method of operation:

Under this scheme ESI may extend these services of hospitals and dispensaries by issuing   smart cards like Arogyasree if it is desired  by collecting one time premium on yearly basis by renewals.

ESI has large number of multi specialty hospitals  dispensaries,  specialist doctors and medical officers.
ESI is under the direct control of Ministry of Labour and Employment.


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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Living Happily after retirement

Here is the text of a speech delivered by a very senior retired officer of RBI at Chembur in 2006. The article is so popular for it wisdom, practicality and humor that you will find several copies floating in the Internet. Should  our readers lag behind? Here it is with author's permission. Enjoy. If you want to compliment the author here are his details which I got after some efforts:

102, Crystal Enclave
St.Anthony's Road
Kalina, Santacruz(E)
Mumbai, 400 055
Ph: 022 26663448
Mob: 98215 59848

am thankful to the Chembur SeniorCitizens’ Association for offering me a chance to be with all of you this evening. I regret that I shall begin with a funereal reference. Since death is but part of Life I shall recount this charming story.

In a tiny village in Kerala, a devout christian  breathed his last and the local priest being out of station, a priest from an adjoining village was called upon to deliver the funeral oration. “Ladies and Gentlemen”, began the venerable pastor with the dead body in a coffin before him, “Here lies dead before me a rare human being of this village with outstanding qualities. He was a gentleman, a scholar, sweet of tongue, gentle of temper and very catholic in outlook. He was generous to a fault and ever smiling”. The widow of the deceased stood up at the end of the Hall and screamed, “O ! God ! They are burying the wrong man ”.
 A similar doubt can reasonably arise in my wife’s mind about the qualities of my head and heart eloquently praised by the previous speaker.

Now kindly permit me a few minutes to ruminate how I was chosen to speak on    “Living Happily After Retirement.” I shall advert only to two of my activities after my retirement.

am a post graduate in Economics from the Bombay University. After serving in the Reserve Bank for forty long years I retired at the age of 60. Thereafter, I joined the Department of Sanskrit and acquired Certificate and Diploma in Sanskrit as also post graduate Diploma in Comparative Mythology. I competed on equal terms with students of the age of my daughters and won prizes for essay on Kalidasa and recitation from “Raghuvamsa”.

Today’s world is a “Quiz”zical world and as such I have acquired expertise in conducting Quiz programmes. This I have done in Vile Parle and Govandi both in schools and for private audiences and have enabled the audience to enlarge their knowledge and improve their responses.                                                                                                   
 B B C’S Mastermind India is a Quiz programme to conjure with. In the preliminary written test, out of 2,000 candidates only 64 were declared successful and I was one of the 64 at 64 years. On the day of the Quiz, I stood second, being defeated by a youth of my daughter’s age. The Quiz Master, Siddarth Basu was so much impressed with the zest of a Senior Citizen that he asked me to contribute questions to K B C which I did. Pleased was I to hear Big B mouth my questions!.

                   Now I will revert to the subject allotted to me, “Living Happily After Retirement”. Retirement is a problem peculiar to our generation. In the times of our fathers and grandfathers, retirement was not much of a problem. There are three reasons for this. First, Life Expectancy. Fifty years ago, the life expectancy at the age of retirement  fixed at 55--was  60. A study of Government records revealed that very few people enjoyed pension for more than five years at that time. Most people died before sixty and consequently spending five years after retirement did not pose any major problem.

                    Today Life Expectancy at retirement at 58 or 60-- is 75 years which means half of your working life is still left after retirement. To give you an example two Senior Officers of RBI died at 93 years—35 years after retirement.

                      The second reason is the change in the family structure. Half a century ago most people were in a joint family. The day you laid down office, you still had a large family around you. Surely, in  a large family there was always something you could do that was meaningful and made you feel you were contributing to the family. Today the family has become nuclear—husband, wife, children. By the time one retires, the children have gone away. In good old times, daughters used to get married and promptly go away. Nowadays sons get married and shift on and for First Night itself ! What is left is the old couple—You for Me and Me for you. This is not particularly easy to accept and adjust to after retirement.
                         The third reason is the problem of “Roots.” In halcyon days, people used to have a “native place” and an “ancestral home”. They looked forward to going there and settling down after retirement. Today except for L F C purposes, there is nothing left in terms of native place. People often are confused as to where to settle.

                         These three problems make retirement planning a crucial item. If you have planned for retirement you can anticipate and tackle these problems. People are not accustomed to the idea of staying by themselves. If one asks an audience of prospective retirees and their wives “How many of you expect to stay after retirement with your children, hardly one hand goes up. If some husband raises his hand, his wife immediately slaps it down saying, “I’ll be damned if I am going to stay with my daughter-in-law!” So it is a tough problem to think about old people staying—just the two of them. This makes planning all the more significant.

                            The most difficult problem that we face after retirement is the psychological one. When an executive retires, he is at the peak of his career—his status, prestige and financial acumen. The moment he lays down office, all these desert him. He discovers that “Everything becomes Less and Less”. The first thing he notices is the way his status and prestige are affected. Even at home, the retired person is no longer the important person. If he demands of his wife an early breakfast, she will promptly admonish him, “You are retired now. So take it easy. Let those employed go first !”. He is no longer “Numero Uno”. A friend of mine who was a Senior Executive in RBI was getting 500 Greeting Cards and Diaries for the New Year. After one year of retirement it dwindled to fifty and this year he got ten. Greeting cards  and diaries are surely an indicator of the respect you are held in.

                                 The most immediate problem on retirement is time-arrangement. We all have twenty four hours at our disposal, whether we like it or not. When you are a SeniorExecutive you work for ten, twelve or even fifteen hours and you feel “Suppose I had two hours more how nice it would be!. Life would be easier.”                                                                               

After retirement we have twenty four hours and nothing to do! Result –misery and this is one thing one likes to spread! No man wants to be miserable alone. He will make as many people miserable as he can. A man who has nothing to do will harass people around him. Turning on head the Benthamite principle of maximization of welfare—maximisation of ill-fare!.

                                   There are two solutions to this problem. One is to continue to do the same work one was doing at the time of retirement. The second option is to do something different, The first option is very convenient but where is such an opportunity for the majority?. There is the temptation to wangle out an extension but this does lead to compromising principles which many succumb to regrettably. I have seenSenior Officers accepting jobs as liaison officers and standing outside the cabin of their subordinates and seek favours from them. But how long-lasting is the solution. Extension merely postpones the problem. It crops up again quite swiftly.

                          A second  option is to get another job. An executive can get another job provided he is willing to sacrifice self-respect. Generally jobs are given by the previous employer’s suppliers. Cases are legion where army, navy, air force officers are caught for espionage in such employment. In commercial organizations Officers are employed to get orders and collect bills speedily from their erstwhile Employers. So you will agree that this is no solution.

                            All of you are aware that the Bard of Avon-- William Shakespeare wrote of the “Seven Stages of Man”. Modern psychologists have abridged it to four and these are thus.

Before finding a girl—Spiderman
After engagement------Superman
10 years after marriage-Watchman
20 years after marriage-Doberman
    After this light aside I revert to post-retired life. The retired official is likely to fall into four dysfunctional time options. The first is “Withdrawal”.  Many retired people, the day they retire from Office withdraw from Life and within a few months they just pass away. When you ask a Doctor he will tell you I can give a Medical term but this is case of “simple lack of will to live”.

                                       The second time option is “ritual”. A person can create a ritual for himself. He gets up at a specific time, does different activities at a specific time and this invariably results in misery for others if that specific time frame is not adhered to. While he has in essence nothing to do, he is trying to make his activities meaningful. This leads to a meaningless ritual.

                                          The third option is Pastime. Many people get together and embark on a combined ritual which is called pastime. This too does not add to the meaningfulness of life.

                                             The last option turns out to be even mischievous. It is playing games—not physical ones like badminton, tennis but psychological ones where you try to manipulate people, get into their problems, complicate them and generally enlarge the tension around you. Many a respectable person indulges in this and creates problems where none exist.

                                              The alternative to these are Functional options. The first is become a Consultant. Lurking inside every executive is a Consultant. But for this considerable expertise is require. All are not Consultants.
                                   The second option is to start your own Business or industry. But this calls for entrepreneurial qualities which an executive may lack. Many are the cases where lakhs of rupees have turned into thousands!.
                                    The third option is to involve oneself in professional activities. For this one must build up one’s position even before retirement. Many cliques operate to prevent outsiders from encroachment.
                                                                                             The fourth is to get into spiritual activities. While nobody is required between you and God nowadays we find more and more godmen, swamijis, pseudo Gurus some even US returned. There is a temptation to follow some Swamiji or even become one yourself. This is a very slippery slope. Beware –there are more hoaxes in the religious field than anywhere else!.

                                       The last and most meaningful option is to cultivate a Hobby. Use your creative abilities and do something that you enjoy doing. You should start this even while in service.

We live in three Boxes.

First is the Box of Learning, which starts from birth and goes on till 20 plus.

Second is the Box of Work which commences at 20 plus and goes on
 up to 58 or 60—the age of retirement.

Third is the Box of Leisure.

                                When we are in the Box of Work what is significant is Status, Prestige, Power—all these we aspire for and it is what we get from Life. The more we get ---the happier we are. The day we retire we move into Box 3—the one of Leisure. If we have to enjoy this we have to change our psychological position and appreciate creativity, autonomy and integrity. When you were a small child of two or three did status, prestige or money mean anything?. What you wanted was autonomy, creativity. A child is always creative. It enjoys creativity. One example. When visitors come you ask your child, “Pushpa -Sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”. She will not sing. You shout at her. You tell your visitors proudly She is three only and knows Twelve Nursery songs.
The moment the guests are gone and your servant comes for cleaning your daughter will sing to her all the twelve songs. The child has its own values!.

        By the time we enter the Box of Work values change. We are not taught to respect our autonomy but fall in line—conformity is the rule. If the son  plays the violin his Mother will come and tell him, “Playing the Violin now ?. Study now. Maths is very scoring. If you get centum admission to IIT is easy. Life is competitive, dear son.”

                                           When we enter the Box of Leisure values change .Your psychological position has to be changed. New values of creativity, integrity and autonomy emerge.  Hobbies are an excellent way of getting Leisure Value. Everybody must identify his hobby that he can enjoy. No bother about Power, Prestige and Status.

                                               An individual can live in one box only or interchange or combine the boxes. You can have learning, work and leisure together. One can even take up a hobby that is financially productive. As time passes one learns.

                                               The real problem of retirement is that people refuse to face the problem. The mantra is “Let us cross the bridge when we come to it.” This is not correct. Since we live in three Boxes we must prepare ourselves for crossing from one to the other. Structuring our time is the prime requirement. In the beginning you are contributing to Value. Think of Transfer Value. After retirement you can think of Leisure Value. Develop good hobbies which incorporates your creativity, autonomy and integrity. I have taken to Letter writing. (Rajaji , Kalam and H R F Keating.)
                                         You will lead a happy life. Retirement is not adding “Years to your Life but adding Life to your Years”. Retirement is not a calamity but an opportunity.

I shall advert to some basic qualities one must cultivate.
There are two ways to look at every situation in life. Is the Cup half empty or is the cup half full. One man was not worried about his becoming bald. He declared “I have less hair to comb!”. Another man in identical situation moaned, “I have more face to wash !”.
Always remember that you are loved, even when it does not seem like it.

Believe in yourself and your values.
Don’t sell out when things go wrong.
Don’t let anything get you down. Always bounce back.
Set goals for your future and never settle for anything less.
Realise that there are others in this world with bigger problems than you.
Appreciate the good things of Life. Sunrise, Sunset, Flowers, Birds
Be thankful for the good times you have with your loved ones.
Spend more time with your family and friends.
Appreciate the simple things of Life and don’t get caught up in the material things of life.
Be an Optimist and see the Cup as being Half Full.
Before long your attitude will rub of on others.
You can make the world a better place to live by simply making yourself a happier person.

                         You will permit me to conclude with an allegorical story.
First God created the Cow and said, “You must go with farmer daily to the field all day long and suffer under the Sun, have calves, give milk and help the farmer. I give you a span of sixty years.” The Cow said, “That’s surely Tough. Give me only twenty years. I give back forty years.”
                            On Day Two God created the Dog and told him, “Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at strangers. I give you a span of twenty years.” The Dog said, “Too long time for barking. I give up ten years.”
                            On the third day God created the Monkey and said to him, “Entertain people. Make them laugh. I give you Twenty years.” The Monkey said to God, “How boring, Monkey tricks for twenty years. Give me only Ten years”. Lord agreed.


      On the fourth day God created Man. He told him, “Eat, sleep, play, enjoy and do nothing. I will give you twenty years.”
Man said, “Only twenty years. No way. I will take my Twenty and give me the Forty the cow gave back, the Ten that the Monkey returned, and the Ten the Dog surrendered. That makes eighty. O.K?”O.K said God. That is why for the First twenty years we sleep, play enjoy and do nothing.
For the next forty years we slave in the Sun to support our family.
For the next ten years we do Monkey tricks to entertain our grandchildren.
And for the last Ten years we sit in front of the house and bark at everybody.

Thank You All .