President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday conferred the Vayoshreshtha Samman-2019 on the eminent senior citizens and institutions in New Delhi in recognition of their services towards the cause of the elderly persons.

The Vayoshreshtha Samman is a Scheme of awards instituted by the  Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry and gradually upgraded to the status of National Awards for institutions involved in rendering distinguished service for the cause of elderly persons.

Speaking on the occasion, President said, the elderly should get respect and regard by their family members and especially by the youth. He said, age-old Indian tradition of respecting the elders should continue for the betterment of the society.


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