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SLTMobitel, HelpAge conducts seminar on senior citizens

HelpAge  Youth Education, Director, G.C. Mendis  addresses the seminar.
HelpAge Youth Education, Director, G.C. Mendis addresses the seminar.

SLTMobitel recently joined hands with HelpAge Sri Lanka (HASL) to educate Senior Management on the valuable service rendered by senior citizens.

The seminar was conducted under the theme “Caring for elders and to create an environment for them to live with dignity”. Over 50 executives attached to HR, Finance, Legal and Information Technology divisions attended the seminar.

HelpAge, Youth Education Programme, Director G.C. Mendis emphasized that all of us should realize that one day we will become old and everybody likes to spend their twilight days within their family circle and not in 'Elders Homes’.

He also mentioned that even world renowned personalities such as, former American President Barack Obama, the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the late Indian Prime Minister Sri Javaharalal Neru for looking after their parents and grandparents with care during their twilight days. ...

“Even the current Indian Premier Narendera Modi despite his busy schedule looks after his mother who is still alive,”

He said we must not forget the value of our elders who sacrificed their lives during their younger days to bring us to higher positions.

SLTMobitel , Training Manager K. Hurulle admired HelpAge for educating its staff members on the pathetic living conditions of some elders in the country and highlighted that some people who still lead luxury lives isolating their own elders.

SLTMobitel, Chief Marketing officer Shashika Senarath said that SLTMobitel will add the name of HelpAge to the list of donations in the mCash Donation Platform.

HASL, Executive Director Samantha Liyanawaduge expressed his gratitude to SLT Mobitel for making available the opportunity to conduct this valuable seminar.

He said all donations made to HelpAge by individuals and corporate sector are used to provide free cataract surgeries for senior citizens at HelpAge Eye Hospital, Wellawatte and also to conduct free Mobile Medical and Eye camps in the country.

“HelpAge also donates disability equipment such as wheel chairs, crutches and hearing aids to needy elders.”

Liyanawaduge further said that HelpAge’s aim is to make Sri Lanka’s elders lead a healthy life.