Old-age villages planned.
GUWAHATI, May 17 - A representative meet held at Guwahati on Thursday
formed a new organisation, Shanti Kunja, with a view to building a
cluster of old-age villages at different places of the State.
The idea of such an organisation will be implemented through the
two old-age homes at Koliabor and Ledo to form the nucleus of the
future chain of such old-age homes. The meeting held under the presidentship
of DN Chakravartty was attended by a number of persons experienced
in the field.
Dr Hari Narayan Barkotoki, the convenor of the meeting, while explaining
the various aspects of the novel scheme, said that Shanti Kunj - unlike
the present conventional homes - would provide the elderly citizens
and couples to spend the remaining part of their lives independently
but in close proximity with their elderly fellow beings.
The home will provide spacious plots of land and independent cottages
where the elderly would be able to live alone or share their homes
The participants offered suggestions for building up ideal old-age
villages in the State with financial assistance from Government of
India. Utpala Bora and Tarini Bora who have already set up an old-age
home offered to place their old-age home under the supervision of
The next meet of Shanti Kunja will be held at Apon Ghar at Koliabor
on June 2.
Courtesy: by VOA team.