Saturday, October 5, 2013
World Elders Day - Hyderabad - HelpAge - 1st October 2013
Note of World Elders Day Celebration by HelpAge - 1st October 2013
By Dr Vyasamoorthy
In connection with World Elders Day, HelpAge Hyderabad organized a function in Necklace Road on 1st October 2013. Nearly 200 senior citizens from rural areas participated. Sri Devulapalli Amar (Head of Sakshi TV Channel), Dr NK Raju ED of BDL Hyderabad, Sri E Siva Sankaran GMR Groups were Chief Guests. Others are: Sri V Nageswara Rao (APSCCON), Sri V Gopala Rao (Fapsco), Sri P Srinivasulu and Dr P Vyasamoorthy. It is worthwhile noting that HelpAge has completed 35 years of dedicated service to senior citizens, especially the poor and downtrodden in rural areas.
Besides talks by these eminent people, there was: Prize distribution to winners in sports, Best NGO , Best of SHGs etc. There was a walkathon consisting of hundreds of rural women flagged off by Chief Guest. Sri Ngeswara Rao (and I) presented, on behalf of an NGO, a cheque for 22,000 to HelpAge.
I was honoured with a shawl, memento and a bouquet.