President Ram Nath Kovind honours senior citizens with national awards
President Ram Nath Kovind presented ‘Vayoshreshtha Samman’ awards to senior citizens and best organisations for its welfare work at a function organised by the ministry of social justice and empowerment recently.
Kovind also appreciated the Narendra Modi government’s schemes for senior citizens such as the national programme for healthcare of the elderly where special services for their treatment along with extra health insurance will be given by the state governments.
The ‘Vayoshreshtha Samman’ awards are an attempt to motivate young people to understand the work of elderly people in developing the society and the nation. This year, the government honoured 22 awardees under 11 categories.