The U.G. Department of Social Work of Madras School of Social Work in association with Nutrition on Wheels project-Guild of Service organized a lecture on 5th February, 2018 on the topic “Sensitizing Young Minds about the Rights and Problems of the Aged” at the Conference Hall –MSSW.
Mrs. Rani Ravindran, an educator and Mr. Edwin Babu, Joint Director - Programs, HelpAge India were the resource persons. Mrs.Rani stressed on the three important things that every senior citizen needs - love, care, and kindness. She also clarified on the two terms - senior citizens and elders - which are used interchangeably by many. The next speaker was Mr. Edwin Babu gave a lively talk on how the younger generation should keep themselves ready for old age by giving innumerable statistics that were of much value to the students. He emphasized on the aspects of living healthy and also said that the quality of life matters more than the number of years.
The lecture ended with the Vote of Thanks and the National Anthem. Refreshments were distributed to all the participants .