Wed, Jun 01, 2016, 10:27 AM
Elderly persons are neglected in Indian society despite a day dedicated to them as Global Parents Day. Death rate has come down with improved medical services. According to estimates, senior citizens will be around 19 per cent of India’s population by 2050. At present, there are 9.5 crore senior citizens in the country. On an average, 17,000 people are crossing 60 years of age every day in India.