Sirisilla, October 1 (Andhra Jyoti): Additional Collector Khimya Naik said that it is the responsibility of the children to nurture the mother in old age. On the occasion of International Day of Older Persons, a celebration was held in the conference hall of the Collectorate on Saturday. As part of the weekly celebrations, a rally was taken from Ragudu Square to the Collectorate. Elderly people and those running old age homes were honoured. Anam Taran Additional Collector said that children should be responsible towards their parents. He said that Indian culture has been formed with family values and it is unfortunate that a law has been brought in specifically for the protection of parents. He said that the state government is providing support pensions to the elderly to live with at least self-respect. He said that the children should meet the minimum requirements of the parents, otherwise it would be a crime according to the law. According to this law, if the elderly complain about the problems to the local tehsildar or RDO, immediate action will be taken. He said that there is a possibility of solving the problems if there is a wide publicity in the district on the Parental Maintenance Act. District Library Association Chairman Akunuri Shankaraiah said that respect should be given to the elderly and they should be given a proper place in the society. District Welfare Officer Lakshmirajam, CDPOs Alekhya, Ellaiah, Jhansi Shukla, Janapala Shankaraiah, Balaram, Syud Khan participated.
Illanthakunta: Elderly people were honored on Saturday at Anantharam in Mandalam under the leadership of Sarpanchula Forum President Challa Narayana. MPTC Thigala Pushpalatha, Leaders Wollala Ravinder Gowda, Eru Rajaiah, Panchayat Secretary Vijayalakshmi, Venkatamma and Mangamma were present.