Bhaja Govindam

“यवद्वित्तोपार्जनसक्तः  तावन्निजपरिवरो  रक्तः |

 

पस्चाद्जीवति जर्जरदेहे वार्तां कोपि न पृच्चति  गेहे ||”  (भज गोविन्दं )

As long as there is the ability to earn and provide so long are your dependents attached to you. Later on, when you come to live with an old, infirm body, no one at home cares to speak even a word with you.

“According to an estimate nearly 40% of senior citizens living with their families are reportedly facing abuse of one kind or another. In old age physical strength deteriorates, mental stability diminishes; money power becomes bleak coupled with negligence from the younger generation.

According to NGOs incidences of elderly couples being forced to sell their houses are very high. Some elderly people have also complained that in case of a property dispute they feel more helpless. Many of them suffer in silence as they fear humiliation or are too scared to speak up. According to them a phenomenon called ‘grand dumping’ is becoming common in urban areas these days as children are being increasingly intolerant of their parents’ health problems.”

Source : Azad India Foundation

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