New Delhi, Oct 1 (UNI) Warning of strict action against the youngsters who misbehave with the elderly, Delhi Lt Governor Tejender Khanna today said if an elderly house owner approaches police for misbehaviour by his next generation residing with him, the police will intervene and give a month's notice to behave properly or leave the premises.
Speaking at a function to release 'Age Friendly Cities Report', compiled by the HelpAge India on International Day of Elders, the Lt Governor said,''we will not allow any disrespect towards the elderly by the younger generation.'' Mr Khanna, who released on the occasion the 'Age Friendly Cities Report: Advantages and barriers in Delhi' , said for the benefit of the elederly, the Delhi police had started a helpline where the elderly in the city could complaint to the police about misbehaviour by their children.
''We have recieved about 5500 complaints on the helpline in the last six months,''Mr Khanna said.
On this occasion, the Lt. Governor also invited suggestions from senior citizens for positive action for their peace and happiness in Delhi.
Mr Khanna said he would invite delegation of elder people every three months for a high level meeting to focus on their issues and to improve ground situations to make city infrastructure more elder-friendly.
Stressing the need for an urgent need for attitudinal change for elders, the Delhi Lt. Governor asked the elderly people not to show mental weakness and to feel strong from inside.
The report is an attempt to sensitize the society to build enabling and supporting environment for elder persons and to ensure them life with dignity and independence.
The report attempts to ensure that infrastructure and services are friendly to elder persons.
Also present on the occasion were President, HelpAge India, Amol Ganguli and Chief Executive, Mathew Cherian.