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President Mukherjee to honour senior eminent citizens today

Updated: Oct 01, 2016 09:19 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 1 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will today present the National Awards for Senior Citizens Vayoshreshtha Samman-2016 to eminent senior citizens and institutions in recognition of their service towards the cause of elderly persons.

Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry in a release said, these awards will be presented as part of the celebration of the International Day of Older Persons today.

The Ministry said, National Awards are intended to show case the Government's concern for senior citizens and its commitment towards them with the aim of strengthening their legitimate place in the society.

It is also intended to provide an opportunity to the younger generation to understand the contribution of the elderly in building of the society and the nation. (ANI)