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Sensitization on inter-generational bonding

Correspondent KOHIMA, JUL 20 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/20/2019 12:13:03 PM IST

A one-day sensitization programme on inter-generational bonding in colleges organized by National Institute of Social Defence (NISD) ministry of social justice and empowerment in collaboration with Integrated Rural Development and Educational Organization (IRDEO) and Good Samaritan Women Society Kohima held at Capital College Kohima, on Saturday.

One of the resource persons, founder and managing director, Old Age Home Kohima, Neithonuo Liegise spoke on the topic “Elderly Care” said elderly persons faces various issues and problems like financial, housing, social, physical, mental, loss of appetite, loneliness and others and they need love, understanding and patience with them.  She said, according to national destitute of aging with the advancement  of medical and innovative treatment and  scientific discovery the life span of the elderly population estimated be doubled by 2060 from the current population.  

 Sharing on Old Age Home Kohima, Liegise said she has been associating with elderly persons for the last 14 years since 2005 where 20 elderly persons have passed away peacefully in their Old Age Home. She said the vision of her old age home is to provide quality care to the elderly persons and let them aging gracefully. 

She shared her dream to provide day care and recreation centre for the elderly persons. She advised the young gathering to honour the elders in the society and takes care of our aged parents in the family.

Former member UPSC, Dr. P. Kilemsungla spoke on the topic “Generation Gap” said due to advancement of science and technology there is wide inter-generational gap between parents and young people like their believe, lifestyle, comfort, understanding etc. 

She pointed out that there are many challenges between parents and children due to rapid advancement in technology leading to inter-generational gap. She said building trust and sound relationship is very essential to bridge the gap between parents and children.

According to Kilemsungla, the present society makes life very busy and lack proper communication between parents and children leading to rebellious by the children. On use of social media, she advised the young students including adult to utilize wisely for their benefits. Former NPSC member and educationist reminded the students’ community that many limited their achievement due to uncontrolled use of social media and other wrong addictive habits, for which she advised the students to study as the top priority.

Panel lawyer, Kohima District Legal Services Authority, Vikehiepie Sirie in his address on the topic “Maintenance and welfare of parents and senior citizens Act 2007”  said that everyone has legal duty to take care of senior citizens. He said under this Act any senior citizens who are neglected by the children and relative can approach Class 1 magistrate and maintenance tribunal or somebody can fight on their behalf. 

He also shared various provisions under this Act and punishment for the defaulters.

Programme was chaired by secretary, Good Samaritan Women Society, Kavini Theunuo, invocation by pastor Cross Wonder Church Kohima, Rev. Ketouzo Theunuo, welcome address by principal Capital College Kohima, Vezuhu Keyho. Programme was attended by the students of Capital College and others.                        

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