Mission Goalpara Cares launched for reaching out to elderly people
Goalpara: In yet another innovative initiative by the Goalpara district administration, a campaign for the elderly people titled ‘Mission Goalpara Cares’ has been launched to reach out them during this lockdown period.
“It is our responsibility to look after the most vulnerable section of the society, the senior citizens. Thus, we have initiated this programme to take special care of them,” said Deputy Commissioner Varnali Deka.
Under this campaign, a team of volunteers comprising of teachers and college students has been created and assigned the task of making phone calls to all the elderly people. The team inquires about their physical and mental issues and the need of any assistance from the administration. The feedback is immediately shared with the administration.
“We are also getting in touch with the DIET and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) to develop volunteers to serve our virtual platform. Besides, action plan is being prepared to involve ICDS supervisors and members in this campaign,” added the Deputy Commissioner. The team has already reached out to 120 elders, provided them necessary services, besides making them aware about the dreaded coronavirus.