Grandparents' Day celebrated with virtual programme in Guwahati
Assamese Unlimited honoured grandparents by celebrating Grandparents’ Day with a webinar on Sunday.
GUWAHATI: Assamese Unlimited honoured grandparents by celebrating Grandparents' Day with a webinar on Sunday. The participants acknowledged and expressed gratitude to the people who give them so much love, wisdom and advice. The event also explored the current family structure in society where we are moving towards the nuclear family structure and often grandparents are left alone. The participants stressed the need for the new generation to be in contact with grandparents, physically or through new media like video calls.
The special guest for the event was former government official, writer and grandmother, Amiya Gogoi Konwar. Speaking to the participants, Gogoi Konwar said, "Speaking from my experience, grandparents today are accepting modernity and learning new technologies so that they can be connected with the new generation. In the same way, the new generation should appreciate the way of life and ideals of their grandparents and develop a strong bond with them."
Speaking on the occasion, the founder of Assamese Unlimited, Khem Konwar Chetri said, "We had conducted a survey and what we found out was the children or the new generation feels sad that they cannot spend much time with their grandparents. So, I appeal to all parents to facilitate the meeting (physically or through virtual medium) of grandparents and grand children.
Assamese Unlimited is a platform for all women from Assam to fulfil their potential. It was launched by Khem Kumari Konwar Chetri. Her motto is, "If a girl has confidence in herself, she can achieve everything she wants to." She is committed towards giving Assam's women a platform where they can nurture their talents and develop the skills that enable them to face the world in full confidence.