Percentage of senior citizens in India is 35.5% out of 121-crore population. And it is increasing day by day. The biometric recognition systems are being made mandatory for all the citizens including seniors. Linking it with plethora of Banking and Social services is now mandatory too.
The government should put effort to simplify the system which militates against those with fading fingerprints or ageing irises that mostly happens with older senior citizens. They should come out with measures to ease the pain of them.
AADHAR presents robust benefits for senior citizens; however, the process of getting the card is tedious. Queuing for hours, for biometrics and getting fingers prints, makes it a tedious job especially for the senior citizens.
While the country’s burgeoning technology sector’s enhancement should be efficient enough to reach such services through available technologies to their doorstep. Generally Modern Technologies are designed to be an inclusive plan, but many are fuming and fumbling, especially the seniors. Will the government lend a helping hand to Senior and the technologically challenged?
AADHAR "SHILA" IS based the trials and Tribulations of Seniors and Technologically challenged.
‘Aadhaar-Shila’, the film articulates the story of a woman (Mrs. Shila Chadda) who is in her late 70s now. She is an independent woman and flamboyant by nature.
Shila lives in Delhi with Ganga. Ganga is a care-giver who stays with Shila for 24/7 to assist her with domestic chores. Together they lived a very happy and peaceful daily life until Shila starts receiving messages from her bank, mobile service provider or gas agency regarding submission of Aadhaar card number. As an independent individual it starts hurting Shila that at this age her existence is in question just because she didn’t have that Aadhaar card number.
The situation inspired me to make a short film on the subject and hope to create awareness among the people.