KATHMANDU, Oct 1: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said it is everyone's duty to ensure dignified lives to the senior citizens.
In her message of best wishes on the occasion of the 32nd International Day of Older Persons today, President Bhandari drew the attention of all sides to guarantee senior citizens with their convenient access to the public services.
President Bhandari stressed the need for utilizing the knowledge, skills and expertise of the senior citizens. Youth can learn a lot from their experiences, she said, adding that knowledge transfer is equally important.
In his message of best wishes, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said all state mechanisms should be active and cooperative to care about senior citizens.
"For this, I direct all bodies concerned. The deep respect being paid to older persons since the time immemorial should be continued and their knowledge transferred to the next generation," PM Deuba said in the message, reminding that the constitution of Nepal has ensured rights to the senior citizens.
October 1 is observed as the International Day of Older Persons every year at the call of the UN. This year, the Day is being marked under the slogan of "Resilience of Older Persons in a Changing World."