Happy World Senior Citizens Day!
We will be blessed a thousand times if we respect the elderly people. The World Senior Citizens Day is celebrated every year on the 21st of August. The day is mainly created to raise awareness about the factors and issues which particularly affects older people. And the day was first proclaimed on the 14th of December in the year 1990 under the commencement of the United Nations General Assembly. For the first time, the holiday was celebrated on October 1, 1991. And it is also the day to recognize and appreciate the contributions which the older people provided to our society. However, the history of International Senior Citizens Day falls back in 1988 and was officially established by the former president of the United States of America, Ronald Reagan. He was the first person to propagate the first National Senior Citizens Day.
The notable quotation is mentioned as, “For all, they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older – places in which older people can participate to the fullest and can find the encouragement, acceptance, assistance, and services they need to continue to lead lives of independence and dignity.”
You could have seen your grandparents and their struggles at the oldest stage of their lives. So, it’s our duty to celebrate them and their contribution to the country. The true reason for celebrating this day is to thank and acknowledge elders for all that they have done and sacrificed for their children. They sacrifice their whole life for nurturing their relationships and uplifting their children. And that’s the reason for celebrating World Senior Citizen Day!
So, it is the day to remind the government about the pledges of the day to work accordingly and work towards the goals to help the elder people. Further, it focuses to cease the hunger and poverty for older persons and people of all ages. And in India, it is celebrated in different states. The Central as well as the state government has been setting up measures for the welfare of such people and also advocates the rights of the senior citizens.
Not only on the 21st of August but also we must respect the elder people every day in our lives. It could be the best of all blessings you could get. Celebrate the senior citizens!