STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: National Institute of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India in collaboration with J&K State Legal Services Authority and Anugraha Regional Resource & Training Center on Ageing Delhi, organized two day State Level Seminar on Elderly Issues, here on Saturday at Police Auditorium, Gulshan Ground. The Seminar was inaugurated by Justice Gita Mittal Chief Justice of J&K High Court, Patron-in-Chief J&K State Legal Services Authority with Lamp Lighting. Justice Rajesh Bindal, Executive Chairman, J&K State Legal Services Authority, Justice Sanjeev Kumar Judge High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, Justice Sindhu Sharma Judge High Court of Jammu & Kashmir, Sanjay Dhar, Registrar General J&K High Court, Vinod Chatterji Koul, Chairman District Legal Services Authority (Pr. District & Sessions Judge) Jammu, Mohammad Akram Chowdhary, Member Secretary J&K State Legal Services Authority, Sonia Gupta Registrar Judicial J&K High Court, Jammu wing, Dr. Veerendra Mishra, Director National Institute of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Govt. of India, Dr. Aabha Chaudhary, Chairperson Anugraha, Rehana Batool, Director General Social Welfare Department, Jammu and Naushad Ahmed Khan, Secretary District Legal Services Authority, Jammu graced the occasion. In her inaugural address, Justice Gita Mittal, Chief Justice of J&K High Court and Patron-in-chief J&K State Legal Services Authority highlighted the sacrifices the parents or elders make in their golden days for shaping the life of their children and added that during their old days, they expect support, love and care from us. Justice Rajesh Bindal, Executive Chairman J&K SLSA also highlighted that getting old is natural process and caring for the elderly is not only responsibility but also a moral duty as old people are the backbone of family and society. Chairman District Legal Services Authority and Principal District & Sessions Judge, Jammu, Vinod Chatterji Koul apprised the gathering that the programme has been designed to develop formal and informal social support system and to give a positive outlook to the Ageing rather than liability. Director National Institute of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, Dr Veerandra Mishra; Dr Aabha Chaudhary, Chairperson Anugraha also spoke on the occasion. Mohammad Akram Chowdhary, Member Secretary J&K State Legal Services Authority presented welcome address. Swati Gupta, Secretary DLSA Samba and Aseem Sawhney, Additional Advocate General, J&K High Court Jammu spoke in the first technical session on Legal provisions for Elderly “Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007: Issues and Implementation Mechanisms. The second technical Session titled Towards Healthy Ageing: Holistic, Physical, Mental and Emotional Well Being was addressed by Dr. Vinod Dhar, Dr. Akhil Menia, and Dr. Manisha Sarup Kohli.
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