By Imran Inamdar
Growing number of elderly people in old age homes is a matter of great concern.Children are ready to spend money on parents but they have no time for them , children are failed to fulfil their parent’s emotional needs ,said Firoza Mirza ,Member of Jamat-E-Islami . She further says,this GIO attempt is being lauded by all the sections of the society because it is touching each and every individual.
In an unique attempt to educate children regarding duties towards their parents and infuse family values among them Girls Islamic Organisation (GIO)Goa unit has launched 10 days campaign across the state on Saturday at various places .
The campaign which started with multiple inaugural programs across all major cities in Goa it will continue till the 10th September.
In Panjim, the Chief guest of the launching program Prof Shaila Desouza, Head of the Department Women’s Studies Goa University said this mature decision of the leaders of GIO to organise this awareness campaign to educate the children about the importance and dignity of parents was timely and the need of the hour.
In Bicholim, the chief guest for the function was Mrs. Ketaki Parab Gadekar, psychologist by profession and member of Goa commission for protection of Child Rights .Mrs ketaki spoke to the audience regarding parenting and the need for the parents too instill values and nurture the children with an emotional connect.
She said “parents have to give a positive environment to the child and simultaneously make them sensitive about emotions of others”
The inaugural Program of this mega event in Mapusa was held at Mapusa Taxi Stand. The program started at 5:00pm with an inaugural address by Miss Parveen Mughal. The chief guest was Miss Arti Sinha .
In Ponda ,The inaugaral programme of the said campaign
was organised at Ponda Islamic centre .
The chief guest at Ponda was Mrs.Rohini Talawadkar.She said the need for correct policy measures in the field. Of education in much needed.
The girls of Margao were very excited to see PSI of Margao Police Station Sonam. D. Verenkar inaugurate the program. She advised the girls gathered to take care of their parents and never to admit them in old age homes. She said the initiative to address school children was a brilliant idea she said.
In Vasco MMC chairperson Mrs Bhavna Nanoskar was the chief guest. she appreciated the work by GIO and said we need our parents to guide us.
GIO state president Sharmeen Khan informed Millattimes.com that, The campaign has got thumping positive response. She said that our 70 girls volunteers are extending their services.We have conducted 6 lectures in schools till date and will cover 60 more schools in these days,Sharmeen further informed that apart from conducting lectures at educational institutions we are conducting corner meetings,distributing” My parents My Paradise” belts and visiting old age homes.
According to Begum Nusrat Sayed ,women’s wing member of JIH , today’s generation is fast and high tech .It is good that they are flying and dreaming high but unfortunately children are sidelining their parents and forgetting their family values and sending them to old age homes .I appreciate efforts of all the members GIO for coming up such a constructive programme which will help to build a positive environment at homes and crown elderly people in their true sense ,She added.