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Grandparents Are A Foundation Stone Of Family
The older population of India, which was 56.7 million in 1991, is 72 million in 2001 and is expected to grow to 137 million by 2021. Today India is home to one out of every ten senior citizens of the world
The traditional norms and values of Indian society laid stress on showing respect and providing care for the elderly. Consequently, the older members of the family were normally taken care of in the family itself. The advent of modernization, industrialization and urbanization has led to decline of respect for elders among members of younger generation. Though the young generation takes care of their elders in traditional societies, it is their living conditions and the quality of care, which need improvement. Though Government periodically comes up with economic security schemes for the elderly, they are not sufficient and this is where your help comes in handy.