your school is organising senior citizen day to make people aware about the importance and contribution of elderly people to society and Nation Write a speech to delivered in your morning assembly showing your concern on the issue of the care of elders
“Today, on International Senior Citizens Day, I vow that I will not only respect my dada, dadi and nana, nani, but also all the elderly, and I will always remain ready to serve and help them. I know my bright future is dependent on not just my studies, but also the blessings of my elders. If the elders are happy, only then will we stay happy and prosperous,” stated the oath, which is in Hindi.
Teachers seem to hold a mixed opinion about the oath-taking, with some hailing it as a “good move” and others referring to it as “perfunctory”.
“It is a positive step. If one can have Teachers’ Day and Children’s Day, then why not a day for the grandparents? In this day and age, it is a good idea to make students realise the importance of the elderly,” said a senior teacher from a government boys’ senior secondary school in East Delhi.
“If taking an oath could solve anything, we would all be taking oaths. Last year, students took another oath during Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Nothing seems to have come of that. The focus should be on changing how children think, rather than just taking ‘perfunctory’ oaths,” said a teacher from a North Delhi government school.