JAMMU, FEB 14: Chairperson J&K State Social Welfare Board, Dr Nirmal Gupta, released annual magazine of J&K SSWB in presence of Chairperson Women Commission, Nayeema Mahjoor; Vice Chairman Board for Welfare and Development of Pahari Speaking People, Kuldeep Raj Gupta and Vice Chairman, Board for Development of OBC, Rashpal Sharma.
On the occasion, Dr Nirmal Gupta highlighted schemes and programmes being run by the Social Welfare Board. She stressed on effective implementation of National Crèche Scheme which provides day-care facilities for children of working mothers, improves nutrition and health status of children, promote physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children. She also dwelt on schemes like family Counseling Center, which is the need of the hour in present era, where family structure is in transition from joint to nuclear, thus putting an impact on life-style of parents and children; Swadhar Greh, a scheme for destitute women etc. The Board intends to open one Swadhar Greh in each district to curb beggary among women and Children.
The Board is also nominated as the implementing agency for Senior Citizen Act, under which every senior citizen, who has been left abandoned by his/her children, will have the right to claim the maintenance and allowance for his livelihood from his wards/children, she added.
She further added that the Board is in process of construction of a Composite Center for Senior Citizens, where they would be facilitated with Day Care Center, canteen, mess, Short-stay Shelter Home and Pay and Stay Home. It will be the first of its kind in J&K where senior citizens shall be provided these kinds of facilities. Mahjoor also shared her views on the occasion and wished success to the Board in its endeavors. Kuldeep Raj Gupta also spoke about the activities of the Board.