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AUS observes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15.

June 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

AUS observes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15.

15th of June is observed as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day all over the world reconsidering the present increase in the number of Elder Abuse cases internationally.

Elder Abuse is a very sensitive issue. This is generally considered as a “closed door” problem. It is been observed that 40% of the elders face abuse in the Society either by their own family members or in the public place. But this is being least reported or brought in the limelight.

The Elder Abuse can be categorized into different types such as Physical Abuse, Psychological or Emotional Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Financial Exploitation and Negligence. There are various symptoms to judge the types of abuse an Elder is facing. According to published studies, it is seen 37% of the abuse faced by the senior citizens is mainly due to misbehavior or bad treatment whereas 20% is restrictions on social life. This reality is a serious matter of concern.

The Government and the Non-Governmental Organizations have taken various steps in this regard but still the steps taken or implemented do not quench the issue of elder abuse due to non-featuring of this issue in priority list. Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 is the most prominent and effective act in terms of satisfying the needs of the senior citizens.

Thus keeping in mind the awareness of the Elder Abuse in our society today the family of Arunachal University of Studies observed World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. A round table conference was held under direction of Dr. Poonam Rishishwar, Director- IQAC along with Deans, Directors, HODs and the Faculties of Arunachal University of Studies where this serious matter was discussed at length. It was pointed out that with transformation of nuclear families from joint families, weakening of Social fabric and increased cost of living, upkeep and caring of elders is being treated by same.

Though India is considered as Young country with around 15% adult population, the scenario may change in next 15 years when more than 50 % of the Country’s population will be old, the speakers showed their anguish.

In the near future AUS family will start NSS services in the nearby rural areas and adopt at least two villages considering the needs of the local area. This will in terms help to develop the area and the locality where AUS is situated. At last all the faculties along with Director- IQAC Prof. Poonam Mohan Rishishwar took pledge to join hands to stop Elder Abuse and to aware the public about the grievances of Elder Abuse.


June 15, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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