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Name: Joydeep Saha
Camera : Nikkon D50
Location : Kumortuli
Date : 12-9-2009
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Recreational/Educational Centers
Recreational centres have been created to enable senior citizens to lead a quality lifestyle. These centres train them to spend their free time in various creative pursuits and interesting activities. Most recreational centres offer fitness clubs, parks, yoga classes, spiritual sessions, picnics and food festivals for the health and entertainment of senior citizens.
Old age homes are also involved in arranging numerous senior centric recreational activities. These activities include painting classes, discussion sessions for sharing views on different matters, pottery classes, music lessons and other programmes. Apart from this, certain old age homes also provide library facilities where senior citizens can read books and periodicals of their choice. Other activities available at recreational centres are craft classes, quiz shows and indoor games. These recreational centres are meant to infuse a new spirit into the lives of senior citizens. Plus, they also help in improving general health and mental stability. ‘Recreational centres for senior citizens comes under the purview of the Ministry of Social Justice (External website that opens in a new window)
The Ministry of Human Resource and Development has made budgetary allocations for arranging educational programmes and related material for senior citizens under the aegis of the Bureau of Adult Education (External website that opens in a new window) Senior citizens are also encouraged to complete their education through specially designed courses at open universities, libraries, cultural bodies and research institutions.

 

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