Thoubal: The International day of older persons was held Saturday at Health and Wellness Centres, Thokchom Bengi. The program was organised by District Health Society Thoubal.
Speaking at the function CMO Thoubal Dr.Y.Nokul Singh said we should treat our parents and older people with love and care. We must remember the contributions they gave to society. He appealed to the general public to bring their parents and older persons to the Government Health Care facilities and take regular medical checkups and diagnosis available in these facilities.
Ch.Basanta DPM,District Health Society Thoubal also attended the programme. As part of the function, a free health check up and yoga demonstration were held. Blankets were also distributed to the older persons of the locality.
International day of older persons is celebrated every year on the 1st October. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about the importance of senior citizens in our society and to appreciate their contribution. Senior Citizens carry a lot responsibility on their shoulders as leaders of the society.