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International Day of Older Persons 2017

The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007.

International Day of Older Persons 2017

During the first week of October we celebrate Older Persons Week and on October 1 it is the International Day of Older Persons. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year as a special day for older persons worldwide. On December 14, 1990, the United Nations General Assembly (by resolution 45/106) designated October 1 the International Day of Older Persons. The holiday was observed for the first time on October 1, 1991.

Rights and Plight of Senior Citizens in India

The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007.

Rights and Plight of Senior Citizens in India

Parents play a vital role in the lives of children. From the day we are born, parents are our protectors, teachers, mentors, well-wishers, providers and role models. Every year, the 21st of August is observed as Senior Citizens Day across the world, including India. The day is an opportunity to acknowledge the significant contribution, sacrifices, and dedication of elder persons, and to ensure that we are doing our best to give something back to older men and women.