Dear Fellow Kind Hearted Senior Citizens,
Greetings to enjoy your unique lifestyle by being blissful. Embosom Nice Thoughts. Respecting the scientifically derived timeline of our bon voyage round the sun….let us say Namaste – GoodBye – Auf Wiedersehen – Dasvidaniya – Alvida to 2021…and aspire for the dawn of New Year 2022 to craft an amazing new social fabric in the real world. Best wishes for maintaining good health & leading an excellent life ahead. We all have attained the grey hair stature; by acquiring skills and rendering competent services in varied fields for over three to five decades that is unique to each one of us. Just on attaining a time scale of 60 years from the date of our entry into this amazing world; the Indian society has conferred on us the “Senior Citizen Stature” without any pre-requisites on qualification, competency maturity tests and / or any efforts. Let us therefore enjoy the privileges attached to our stature in getting the prioritised services, additional interest rates on our deposits and more as a part of inter generational gesture of good will…
We facilitated through Webinar AISCCON’s EC and AGM on November 29th and 30th, 2021 that witnessed a series of decisions for the growth and prosperity of our confederation. Tata Trust , Technical Service providers to National Helpline for Elderlies 14567 have also approached AISCCON for suitable intervention in this endeavour. For details please see the website http://elderline.dosje.gov.in/. Encouraged with these developments, CSR Committee organised its meeting on December 23rd, 2021 that had gracious presence and participation of the President, Past President, Secretary General and Shri R.N. Mital, the founder of CSR activities in AISCCON. The record notes of discussions are in this Newsletter. All the affiliates, EC, CC and members are requested to kindly go over the minutes and let us know your comments / inputs by January 09, 2022; particularly on the carrying forward the following proposals:
- Plan holding ASCCON annual conference next year in Mumbai to attract CSR funding.
- Plan a ten member AISCCON delegation to meet the Presidents of CII and FICCI.
- Propose Webinar arrangements licence for AISCCON costing about Rs. 18,000 per year.
- Organise a 3-4 days training for affiliates in our HQ for awareness on CSR avenues.
- Propose engaging outside consultants for making CSR proposals for affiliates.
- Propose that AISCCON takes up one or two projects at National level.
- Organise a consultative process to frame out 4-5 proposals for meeting with CII / FICCI
Besides above; advent of pandemic suspended many activities during past two years. Even the annual conferences couldn’t be held. We consider it prudent to place a request to AISCCON HQ to process the case for same committee to continue for another term 2022-2025 so that the fruits of decisions taken / road map drawn could surface on the ground. AISCCON Bylaws has provision to serve upto two terms continually.The above proposals and further inputs from your end, we shall be placing the consolidated agenda in the forthcoming EC meeting scheduled to be held in Mid January 2022. Your valuable inputs shall go a long way in taking the steps forward and fructifying the above proposals.
Thanks. Best wishes.
Cordially yours …
Manohar Lal Baharani