Sahamarmi - An evening to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - 2018 has been observed by Geriatric Society Of India West Bengal branch jointly with “PRONAM” of Kolkata Police in association with BANCHBO Kolkata, Dignity Kolkata , Parkinson’s Disease Patient Welfare Society Kolkata & Barrackpore Elderly Care Society. The meeting has been attended by about 300 persons with majority are members of PRONAM. Veteraran Bengali Legendary Actress Smt. Sakuntala Barua has been the Chief Guest;Guest of honour were – Justice (Retd.) Sri.Arun Mitra; Sri. Sujay Kumar Chanda (IPS),Joint commissioner of Kolkata Police ; Sri. Satyajit Bandyopadhyay (IPS), OSD ,Executiuve officer ,Community Police, Kolkata ; Smt. Alakananda Roy (Veteran dancer & social activist). From GSI WB branch Dr. Ashoke Das (Advisor), Dr. Chinmay Kumar Maity(Chairman), Dr. Kaushik Ranjan Das (Vice Chairman ), Dr. Krishnanjan Chakraborty (General Secretary), Dr. Mainak Gupta(Treasurer ), Dr.Dhires Kumar Chowdhury( Assistant secretary) & Dr. Soumik Ghosh (Convener scientific subcommittee) were present. Media partner was EI SAMAY Bengali daily.
Eminent doctors were delivered talks on different aspects of elder’s abuse including ways to combat the issue. All dignitaries also spoke on the issue & stressed on imparting knowledge of cultural norms,aspects of elder’s care & values to younger generation in different way and also on intergenerational bonding & stability of family.
Members of associated organizations took part in discussion & also performed on stage. From Banchbo Sri. Sandipan Ray, Senior Member of Banchbo Healing Touch & our Secretary Sri. Tapan Kumar Sen beautifully rendered musical & instrumental performance. Finally a resolution has been adopted for sending to different persons for necessary action.Our President Dr. Dhires Kumar Chowdhury has been instrumental in the function as Convenor of the event.