Panaji: July 25, 2016 … The Collector of South Goa Shri Swapnil Naik, IAS, has stressed the need of implementation of the Maintenance & Welfare of Parents & Senior Citizens Act in the proper spirit & letter by the Sub Divisional Magistrates who heads Maintenance tribunal at the taluka level.
Collector was recently addressing a one day Sensitization programmer i.e. “MANTHAN” on implementation of Maintenance & Welfare of Parents & Senior Citizens Act, 2007 at Collectorate South Goa, Margao organized by District Social Welfare office Margao under Directorate of Social Welfare.
Collector has highlighted the needs of inculcating moral values in the young mind & also advised the government departments such as Health, Police, transport to implement the act as envisaged by the Parliamentarian.
Shri Santan Fernandes, Deputy Director of Social Welfare made a power point presentation on the various schemes & facilities provided by the various State & Central Government Departments. He also highlighted various Provisions of the “Maintenance & Welfare of Parents & senior Citizes Act, 2007” & Rules 2009.
Prof. Sandhya Ram from V. M. Salgaonkar college of Law spoke about the legal aspect of the Maintenance Act.
Dr. Doreen Dias from Hospicio highlighted the needs of the Senior Citizen their health point of view.
Shri Anil Pai, a Senior journalist & Social activist spoke on the Role of Society & Public responsibilities towards the Senior Citizens.
The programme was attended by Dy. Collector, Mamlatdars, Doctors, Police, Advocates, BDO’s, teachers, CPDO’s, Mukhya Sevikas, Students, N.G.O.s & others.
Earlier Smt. Supriya Arolkar, Member Secretary welcomed the gathering. Shri Raghuvir Desai, Grade I teacher, Rosary Higher Secondary, Naveli compared & President Minguel Mascarenhas proposed the vote of thanks.