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Project Forever Young - Anadi Seva Prakalp
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  • The Helping

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    The Helping Hand
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    Anadi Seva Prakalp

    from Faridabad, Haryana

PROJECT FOREVER YOUNG: A fundraiser for providing facilities to the senior citizens of Anadi Seva Prakalp Ashram

 under the guidance of Anadi Seva Prakalp, The Helping Hand is undertaking PROJECT FOREVER YOUNG for the betterment of society and to advocate for the needs of the senior citizens. We also aim to provide a platform and raise funds for these brave hearts, whose skin perhaps is wrinkled, but their hearts are forever young.
Helping hand has taken this initiative to help all the elder people and provide them with basic needs to maintain a requisite lifestyle. Your one donation can help someone.

Elder Abuse: Ironic Term or Tarnished Traditions?

One of the most worldwide prevalent issue, Elder Abuse is any form of physical, mental, financial, or sexual abuse done to elders... A lot of times, it somehow results in intentional or unintentional neglect and a feeling of loneliness in older people. The WHO estimates that a staggering 15.7% of people 60 years and above are a subject of elder abuse.
 
Why does it happen?

In Most families, elders are looked down upon as a burden and a figure that needs to be taken care of. The already added stressful setup of the middle-class section further buries the elders under the pretext of a financial crisis.
  Elder abuse in community settings Elder abuse in institutional settings 
Type of abuseReported by older adultsReported by older adults and their proxiesReported by staff
Overall Prevalence15.7%Not enough data64.2% or 2 in 3 staff
Psychological abuse:11.6%33.4%32.5%
Physical abuse:2.6%14.1%9.3%
Financial abuse:6.8%13.8%Not enough data
Neglect:4.2%11.6%12.0%
Sexual abuse:0.9%1.9%0.7%



Elder abuse under Judicial  keyhole
The constitution of India in the protection of elders' dignity and safety in all sorts of conditions, has given the certain provisions mentioned in constitutional directive principles... It‘s the direction to which all the people shall respect the provisions.
Article 41, states, to make effective the right to work and assistance by the public, Article 46 also states, the provision for the educational and economic interest of the weaker sections to be made by the state. Section 125 of The Criminal Procedure Code, states the Elder parents appeal to maintenance from their children, it applies to all the people in uniform. But the reality will be investigated if they are not provided with the relevant maintenance. Furthermore,  The rights of the elders are also recognized by section 125(1)(d) of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973, and section 20 (1&3) of the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956.
The Legal framework under Personal laws also mandates the same, such as:
A) Hindu Laws: This is a religious law for the Hindus in India, the statutes provide the maintenance of parents under the law is stated in section 20 of the Hindu adoption and maintenance act 1956, which shall impose an obligation on the children to look after their parents.
 B) Muslim Law: The act states that the children must maintain their aged parents. Children should bind to look after, the role of the son to take care of, the son also shall help the parents in their earnings.
The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Act, India– 2007 are enacted to uphold the welfare of the elders. It is strictly initiated that the children shall maintain their elders, Grandparents, and other relative elders. It also ensures the protection of their lives and property. Further, this act also suggests the creation of Old age homes for those elders in need. State governments should establish Old age homes with the inmate‘s number 150 in every district level. This act also emphasizes establishing the tribunal in every district to facilitate every elder to claim their rights of maintenance from their children. The monthly expenditure of rupees 10,000/- shall be claimed by the elders from their children, if they do not pay, they may be liable for punishment of 3 months of imprisonment or 5000 rupees fine or both.The Union government of India has also facilitated minimum facilities and also it is the same with the respective state governments.  

How can we help?
  • Reporting abuse when you witness it.
  • Respecting elders and not treating them badly.
  • Helping them financially.
  • Educating oneself about elder abuse and how to report it.


Anyone older than us is full of experiences and a walking gold mine of knowledge. Despite that, The Aged are treated differently. Even though those experiences could be of immense help to the younger generation, they are taken as an unwanted burden. They are caught in a terrible feeling of redundancy resulting in persistent despair of gloom. Though indeed, no stage of life has ever been smooth sailing and every stage has its attendant problems, those of old age are more difficult and insurmountable especially when one finds themselves left alone without anyone to attend them. Thus, under the guidance of Anadi Seva Prakalp, The Helping Hand is undertaking PROJECT FOREVER YOUNG for the betterment of society and to advocate for the needs of the senior citizens. We also aim to provide a platform and raise funds for these brave hearts, whose skin perhaps is wrinkled, but their hearts are forever young.
Helping hand has taken this initiative to help all the elder people and provide them with basic needs to maintain a requisite lifestyle. Your one donation can help someone.

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