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Caring hearts, skilled hands: AVYAY training for caregivers held at ‘Ahat-e-Waqar’

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SRINAGAR: In a remarkable collaboration between the Department of Social Welfare, District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Srinagar and the Department of Health, a comprehensive Training Program for Caregivers was organized at the Day Care and Recreation Centre for Senior Citizens, affectionately known as ‘Ahat-e-Waqar’ in Chanpora.

This transformative initiative brought together a diverse group of dedicated individuals, including Asha Workers from the Health Department, Para-legal volunteers from DLSA, Srinagar, Social Workers from the Department of Social Welfare, and members and volunteers from Hope Organization.

The event witnessed the presence of Jahangir Ahmad Bakshi, Secretary DLSA, Srinagar, Dr. Pervaiz Ahmad, Incharge PHC, Chanpora, Sumita Choudhary, Tehsil Social Welfare Officer, South and members of the Ahat-e-Waqar, Chanpora.

The program commenced on an auspicious note with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Khazir Mohammad, invoking blessings and serenity upon the gathering. This spiritual inauguration set the tone for a day of learning, sharing, and growth.

Dr. Pervaiz and Jahangir Ahmad Bakshi, in their special remarks, emphasized the crucial need for organizing such programs. They acknowledged the critical role that caregivers play in society and commended the collaborative effort of the Department of Social Welfare, DLSA, and the Department of Health to empower and support these essential individuals.

The training program featured a lineup of enlightening presentations by resource persons, including Dr. Saqiba, Dr. Laila Sultana, Penal Lawyer of DLSA, Srinagar, Syed Shabana and Mustafa, Incharge of the Old Age Home, Bagh-e-Mehtab, Srinagar.

These experts shared their extensive knowledge and experience in caregiving, offering valuable insights and guidance to the participants. This training program for Caregivers, under the Atal Vaya Yojna (AVYAY), reflects a step towards fostering a caring and compassionate society, where caregivers are equipped with the knowledge and skills to provide the best possible support to the elderly.

The program concluded with a heartfelt vote of thanks delivered by Javaid Ahmad Beigh, a member of Ahat-e-Waqar, expressing gratitude to all the participants and guests for their unwavering commitment to the cause of caregiving.

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