VASCO: Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) chairperson Bhavana Nanoskar, on Saturday, launched a 10-day ‘My Parents My Paradise’ campaign, organised by Girls Islamic Organisation (GIO) Goa, Vasco unit with an aim to sensitise the youth, parents and children to respect and care for the elderly.
Nanoskar along with her daughter Sanvi Nanoskar inaugurated the campaign at a function held near Subrai Joshi Chawk in the town.
The inaugural function was attended by GIO Vasco unit president Muskan Mulla, Jamat-e-Islami Hind member Nazmeen Khan, Farzana Sayed and others.
While speaking on the occasion, Nanoskar appreciated GIO Vasco unit for organising the campaign which she was confident that it will help the youth across the state to respect and care for their aged parents.
“I am proud of my parents who helped me a lot for becoming a successful person in society. I have lot to do for my parents and in-laws”, said Nanoskar. She was very much impressed with the campaign and extended her full support for the noble cause.
‘My Parents My Paradise’, is an effort by GIO to educate young parents about the needs of elderly parents. GIO launched a statewide campaign from September 1 which will conclude on September 10.
GIO Goa will hold lectures in schools and colleges, parenting workshops, TV talk shows, visits to old age homes etc in the next ten days. GIO which has its branches in all towns in the state will approach the civil society and NGOs to come together to draft a proposed policy for elder care.
The programme was compered by Farzana Sayed.