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martin charitable trust donates rs 9lakhs to helpage india

03 Nov 2022

martin charitable trust donates rs 9lakhs to helpage india

Being one of the biggest and oldest India-based Non-Governmental Organisations dedicated to helping the disadvantaged members and elders of our country, HelpAge India, along with Changemakers, Trusts, and other individuals from all around the world constantly try their best to help such people overcome their vulnerable situations.

In a similar light, Martin Charitable Trust, as one of its CSR activities, has donated Rs. 9,00,000 (9 Lakhs) to help improve the quality of life of the disadvantaged elders who are neglected, abused, harassed, and financially exploited.

This large and significant contribution was made by Mr. Jose Charles Martin, Director of the Martin Group of Companies, who along with Thiru. Shankar Jiwal I.P.S., Commissioner of Police, Greater Chennai, handed over the cheque to Mr. V. Sivakumar, Director of Tamil Nadu Helpage India.

The event was graced by Thiru. Dr. J. Loganathan I.P.S., Additional Commissioner of Police ( Head Quarters), Greater Chennai, Dr. Karthik Narayan R, Managing Director - Athulya Assisted Living, Mr. Srinivasan G, CEO - Athulya Assisted Living, Ms. Kavya J, Director- Marketing, Athulya Assisted Living, and Ms. Mary Raju, Inspector of Police among others.

The Martin Charitable Trust has a long history of engaging and working with a wide variety of organisations in the fields of Social, Cultural, Educational, Healthcare, etc. The trust has repeatedly given its best to promote equality and enhance the lives of the citizens of our state and the country.

About Helpage India

HelpAge India is a nonprofit, secular organisation that was authorised to exist by the Societies' Registration Act of 1860.The group, which was founded in 1978, strives to enhance the quality of life of elderly adults who are in need. HelpAge India aims to see a society where elderly people have all the freedom to lead an active, healthy, dignified life.

In recognition of its remarkable work in the area of ageing, relief operations during the Covid 19 pandemic, and attempts to realise older people's rights in India, the organisation recently became the first and only Indian organisation to be honoured with the UN Population Award 2020.

There are currently estimated to be 138 million senior people in India. HelpAge India strives to raise the issues and concerns of these sects of people so they can live secure and honourable lives.

It works with the Central and State governments on a national, state, and societal level to address elder needs and advocate for their rights, such as the right to a Universal Pension, high-quality healthcare, action against elder abuse, and many more. It does this through 26 State Offices spread out across India.

It promotes the implementation of policies that are supportive of senior citizens. The organisation's programs are concentrated on direct interventions in the fields of health, age care, livelihoods, and disaster response, as well as advocacy and awareness of rights and policies relating to elders.