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Agewell's Symposium "NEEDS & RIGHTS OF OLDER WOMEN"

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GULMOHAR HALL, INDIA HABITAT CENTRE, NEW DELHI
23rd JULY 2009

CHIEF GUEST :
SMT. SHEILA DIKSHIT, HONOURABLE CHIEF MINISTER OF DELHIKEY SPEAKERS:
Mrs. ASHA DAS, IAS, FORMER SECRETARY, MIN. SOCIAL JUSTICE & EMPOWERMENT, GOIDr. KIRAN WALIA, MINISTER FOR HEALTH, DELHI GOVT.Mrs. VIDYA BEN SHAH, PRESIDENT, SENIOR CITIZEN SERVICE FORUM****************************












If 50 is equal to 60, what would be 60 plus?

- A note by Agewell Volunteer (Mr. A H Krishnan)

If 50 is equal to 60, what would be 60 plus?
This is not a question meant for an elementary class. It is addressed to a larger audience of matured people. The question is imaginary. The numbers are not mere numerically. It needs a wider life span to experience the answer.
I recall the day when I was initiated to a similar question. It happened 40 years ago when I was an young man of 30 years. During my conversation with a cousin of mine whom I met at a family function asked her what her age was. She said she was forty, but people treat her as if she was much older, perhaps as old as her husband, who was fifty then. The reason being that she was the mother of two children, a fifteen year old grown up daughter and an eleven year old son. Her name was Rugmani. She was good looking, resonantly educated, intelligent, and she hailed from a small township Alleppey in Kerala. I told her I just could not understand the equation of 40 with 50.
The ti…

Agewell Foundation on Budget 2009-10

“This is really a welcome budget for Older Persons” – Agewell


New Delhi, 6th July, 2009: Agewell Foundation an NGO working for the welfare of older persons across the country since 1999, appreciated the budget 2009-10 presented by the Finance Minister Mr. Pranab Mukherjee. The Foundation has especially welcomed the centre’s approval for long-standing demand of One-Rank-One-Pension Scheme for Ex-servicemen. Raising income tax exemption limit from Rs. 2.25 lakh to Rs. 2.40 lakh will benefit millions of middle class older persons.

Needless to say, Agewell Foundation had been struggling for One-Rank-One-Pension Scheme for Ex-servicemen for a long period. Advocating for this issue and garnering support for this cause, Agewell Foundation had also organized a Symposium on Role of Older Persons in Democratic Process – with special focus on One-Rank-One-Pension for Ex-servicemen in the month of April 2009, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi under its project Research & Advocacy Centre for Ne…