Canada : Dr.Avnish Jolly, renowned social activist in Canada welcomes the Punjab government decision that they would soon setup NRI sabha in each district of the state for the facilitation of NRIs besides giving them necessary information regarding their issues relating to Punjab government.
Dr Jolly said it is good now staff of NRI sabha in each district would provide necessary information to non-resident Punjabis, there were 11 exclusive NRIs Police Station have been setup in the state to ensure rapid and time-bound redressal of their problems.
Dr. Jolly shared that today; one in seven Canadians is aged 65 or over. By 2036, nearly one in four Canadians will be a senior. Added to this is the fact that over the last decade in Canada, life expectancy at age 65 increased by two years. There are several studies to prove that keeping seniors active and engaged can extend their physical and mental well-being. Senior’s programs, especially ethnic-based ones, have provided a sense of purpose and comfort to many immigrant seniors as well as their families.
Dr. Jolly shared that while working with community at different level he felt that State must start programmes related to wellbeing of Senior citizens and resole their problems at the earlist. He advocates starting programs that provide seniors with much-needed physical, mental and social/legal stimulation. In addition senior citizens also need Pilgrim fast track Visa and economical homes when they visit for spiritual purpose. He also advocates to involve senior citizens in these activates and their life skills not only help the programmes but also promotes the Global family. This is true tribute to seniors.
We know NRIs who are now senior citizens plays vital role to build relations between home land and work land. Indian government started a Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, state governments with a substantial diaspora have also set up separate departments to look into some of the demands and concerns of non-resident Indian’s (NRI’s). The state governments have acted in different ways, because their engagement with the diaspora varies. Indian cities such as Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Mumbai benefited from remittances and FDI from a large number of their people present in the U.S., U.K., Canada, the Gulf region and Southeast Asia. Hyderabad benefited substantially in the IT and IT enabled services (ITES) sectors, in particular with companies like Microsoft, which set up a second development center in the city, the other being located at company headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Other firms such as Facebook have also headquartered their Indian operations in Hyderabad, along with many other large tech firms as well as small and medium enterprises. Still there is need to address issues related to Senior citizens.