The International Day of Older Person is One of a unique day in the world. As the day was established on 14th December 1990 when the United Nation general assembly voted the day of 1st October as the International Day for Older Person and then it was recorded in the resolution 45/106 and the day was also observed for holiday throughout the day since 1st October 1991.
International Senior Citizens Day Quotes
The day is very much special as on this day we celebrate it by rising and spreading awareness for those people who gave us birth and bring us down on the earth, and without them, we are nothing in this world. They have told us how to live the life and how to fight the odds, while always stay positive.
“None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm” — Henry David Thoreau
“Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.” — Pearl S Buck (1892-1973)
“As we grow old…the beauty steals inward” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.” — Dorothea Kent
“Live your life and forget your age” — Norman Vincent Peale
“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be” — Robert Browning
National Elders or Older Persons Day Images
But it has been observed that since a very long time they elder people are not getting their due respect and the people are not doing our responsibility towards them, sometimes it is also found that some people even do senescence and abuse the elders.
The day is specially dedicated to them as they have given us this society and without them, we are nothing in this world. The day is also considered to as the National Grandparents Day in the United States and Canada as well as Double Ninth Festival in China and Respect For Aged Day in Japan. The Observance if the focus of the ageing organisation and the United States programme for Ageing.
The day is celebrated by taking a theme while marking the theme of the day we all try to stay according to the theme. The some of the themes are:
2011: The Growing Opportunities and the Challenges of Global Ageing,
2012: Longevity: Shaping the Future,
2013: The future we want: what older persons are saying,
2014: Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society which is suitable for All,
2015: Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment,
2016: Take A Stand Against Ageism.
All the elder people have a very special place in the world they not only gave birth to us but they have also provided us with the knowledge to stay alive here too while making our own bread and saving for our coming world and problems. They have done some very important sacrifices for us