The Social Welfare Department (SWD) today organized an awareness generation event here at Government Girls High School (GGHS) to celebrate Senior Citizen Week.
During the event, information and guidance was provided regarding care and protection to be given to the senior citizens through Social Welfare Department and other stakeholders.
Highlighting the role of younger generations in providing care and security to the elders, District Social Welfare Officer (DSWO), Waheed –ul-Rehman, urged the students to come forward for the welfare of the senior citizens as they are the backbone and knowledge house of the society.
He also sensitized the children about the need for care of grandparents by engaging with them in various acts of kindness.
During the programmed, Headmaster, Amjad Hussain, Master, Manjula Devi and Shakti Devi were also felicitated by the DSWO.
A pledge was also administered to the children to take care of the health, feelings and wishes of the senior citizens as a young men's service.
As a token of respect and appreciation, souvenirs were also distributed among the elders working in the institute.
Speakers called upon the people especially the younger generation to come forward for the welfare and betterment of senior citizens as they are the guiding lights of the society.
Similarly, the Social Welfare Department organized two awareness events her here at Nari Nekatan and Government High School (Bun Doda) to celebrate Senior Citizens Week.
The students and staff members of GHS, inmates of Nari Niketan and officials of Tehsil Social Welfare Office (TSWO) participated in the twin events.
Motivation lectures were delivered by DSWO, Zubair Ahmed and the teachers to the students.
They stressed upon the students to respect and maintain the dignity of the elders as they are the backbone of the society.
They urged the people to come forward for the welfare of the senior citizens.
As a token of respect and appreciation, mementos were presented to the elderly members of the institute. The function ended with the vote of thanks by TSWO.