Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust organised a senior citizens’ meeting on June 11, 2022 at Mount Roskill War Memorial Hall to commemorate the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022 and conducted a workshop on Elder Abuse on June 7, 2022 at Flatbush Community Hall.
Both the events began with regular rituals including prayers and workout sessions. Senior Sergeant Gurpreet Arora Ji MNZM delivered a talk at the workshop to spread awareness about elder abuse.
The workshop was followed by a one-on-one interaction with seniors. A unique “Elder Abuse Hurts at any Age” activity was also organised to find words related to abuse, abuse prevention, abusive words, and more.
Thanks to Regal Kitchen and Auckland Sikh Society, seniors enjoyed a scrumptious ready-to-eat
packed Indian meals.
The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day celebrations on June 11, 2022 at Mt Roskill witnessed the attendance of hundreds of seniors and many dignitaries including Honorary Consul of India in
Auckland honourable Bhav Dhillon ji, NZICA Auckland President Narendra Bhana ji, Auckland Indian Association President Dhansukh Lal ji, co-chair Auckland council's senior advisory panel Gayle Marshal ji, project manager of Shanti Niwas Vishwa Sharma, social worker at NZ Ethnic
Social Services Jestine Kuriakose ji and member of Puketāpapa Local Board of Auckland Council Bobby Shen ji.
Bhartiya Samaj also received the best wishes from the Minister of Ethnic Community Honourable
Priyanca Radhakrishnan Ji. The event saw a neat blend of drama and dance with talented members of Bhartiya Samaj and Roopa Aur Aap putting up an intriguing skit to spread awareness about elderly abuse.