Vice-President Mr. Venkaiah Naidu today felicitated the Chhattisgarh Social Welfare Department with ‘Vayoshresht Samman-2018’ in New Delhi on the auspicious occasion International Day of Old Persons.
Mr. Naidu congratulated the Chhattisgarh State, Social Welfare Department and the citizens of the State.
The State Social Welfare, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Ramsheela Sahu received the prestigious award on behalf of the State Government.
It may be mentioned here that Chhattisgarh bagged the national award for effective implementation of various social welfare schemes for the Senior Citizens .
Union Minister of Social Justice Mr. Tavarchand Gehlot, State Minister Mr. Krishnalal, Mr. Ramdas Athwale and Special Secretary Chhattisgarh State Social Welfare Department Mr. R. Prasanna were also present at the felicitation ceremony.
Mrs. Ramsheela Sahu said that the State had been implementing multifaceted schemes for the benefit of elders under the visionary leadership of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh. She mentioned the Chief Minister Theerth Yatra Yojana and the Helpline at the Police Headquarter Raipur for distress calls of senior citizens.
The authorities are keen to protect the lives and property of elder citizens. The District -level Committees review the policies and programmes for the elders every three months.>