Vayoshreshtha Samman – 2019

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News:President of India will confer the Vayoshreshtha Samman-2019 on the eminent senior citizens and institutions to mark International Day of Older Persons.

Facts:

About the Vayoshreshtha Samman-2019:

  • Vayoshrestha Sammans are conferred every year in 13 categories to eminent senior citizens and Institutions in recognition for their service to elderly persons.
  • The objective of the award is to showcase the Government’s concern for senior citizens and its commitment towards senior citizens with the aim of strengthening their legitimate place in society.
  • The series of awards were instituted by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in the year 2005 and were elevated to the level of national awards in 2013.
  • The recipients of the Sammans are conferred on the 1st October on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons(IDOP).