The DLSA of WJH District, Jowai observed the World Senior Citizen’s Day in Amlarem

Amlarem, Octe 01: The District Legal Services Authority West Jaintia Hills District, Jowai observed the World Senior Citizen’s Day in Amlarem today.

Smt. D. Sohtun, Sectretary District Legal Services Jowai, highlighted the importance of the program and urged everyone to have respect towards senior citizens and the elderly.

Shri. F.S. Suiam, Legal Aid Counsel, informed the gathering of the different schemes under NALSA for the welfare of senior citizens and also apprised the people about the various legal provisions for safeguarding senior citizens against ill treatment and abuse.

During her speech Smt. J. Kharpuri, Addl. Deputy Commissioner i/c Amlarem Sub-Division, stated that ill-treatment and abuse towards senior citizens is punishable by law and called on locality and village leaders to be proactive and report such cases to the concerned authorities.

Others who spoke on the occasion were Dr. A. Khonglah and Shri. P. Tariang, SDPO Amlarem.

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