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
21:03 (IST)
Radhika Bharat Ram, Joint Vice Chairperson, The Shri Ram Schools:

In our school - silver surfer is a program started by students for teaching grandparents how to use computers. We will take this forward and online especially during summer vacations. Children also get assignments related to their grandparents to teach them to value their elders.

My Father-in-law is 80, he plays sitar for two and a half hours daily. He still participates in family business. He's on board for NGOs. There's a lot to learn when you live with grandparents. This generation is last and lost is what was said earlier on the programme, but I think it needs to become first and found. 

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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.