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'Surakshit Dada-Dadi, Nana-Nani Abhiyan' launched for ensuring well-being of Senior Citizens

'Surakshit Dada-Dadi, Nana-Nani Abhiyan' launched for ensuring well-being of Senior Citizens

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has collaborated with Piramal Foundation, and 25 Aspirational Districts in the launch of “Surakshit Dada-Dadi, Nana-Nani Abhiyan” for ensuring the safety and well-being of 29 lakh Senior Citizens during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Points:

  • The campaign has been launched after the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi appealed to take care of senior citizens. The scheme is being successfully implemented in Surendranagar district which is one of the 25 aspirational districts of the country.
  • The scheme is being implemented in the Surendranagar district by the Piramal foundation with assistance from the district administration and social welfare department.
  • The campaign has engaged over 150 volunteers who are contacting around 25000 senior citizens of the district via phone calls by accumulating the contact details from the district administration.
  • Under the scheme, the volunteers are inquiring about the health of old persons and are providing them with information on Coronavirus.
  • The volunteers are also assisting the senior citizens in fulfilling the requirements of essentials like ration, medicines or work which are concerned with the ration cards.

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