Save Our Seniors

Highlights Of #SaveOurSeniors Telethon: An Initiative To Protect Senior Citizens Who Are Most Vulnerable During Coronavirus Outbreak

New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) and HelpAge India, a non-profit organisation, are joining hands to focus on the lives of senior citizens, who have been the worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, as they are the most vulnerable, especially those above 80. As India fights the coronavirus outbreak and stays locked down for close to two months now, the elderly are struggling to simply survive. Join the campaign and help us raise funds to protect the people who have protected us all our lives.

Here are the Highlights of the #SaveOurSeniors Telethon:

May 10, 2020
20:41 (IST)
Ravi Babu, Actor, Director & Producer:

I've heard first elders take care of children and then children take care of elders. This thought exists in our country but I've also heard of elder abuse cases in our country. One of my friend on WhatsApp group, shared incident where in a high-rise where he lives, an 80-year old woman was sick. He asked other people to help him but they all refused. He managed to trace her relatives. No doctors wanted to come home to check her. One doctor came and said that she needs to go to the hospital. No hospital would take her, finally she managed to get to a hospital. Everyone would give him looks because he was in contact with her. In this time, we should get socially closer and maintain a physical distance. 


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About The Campaign

About The Campaign

Senior citizens have been the worst hit as they are the most vulnerable, especially those above 80. These elderly citizens are at high risk for the coronavirus and, in some cases, are also fighting isolation poverty and neglect.

HelpAge India is reaching out to these seniors, in urban and rural areas, with food, medicines, information, counselling and anything else they may need during a lockdown.

Disadvantaged elders who are homeless or in night shelters, and those in old age homes, are being given free meals, family survival kits with basic rations, protective hygiene kits with masks and handwash, free medicines & healthcare and hospital transportation. 

Join NDTV and HelpAge India in raising funds to protect the people who protected us all our lives.