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CHIRANJEEVI YOJANA IS PROVIDING SUPPORT TO SENIORS: CM GEHLOT
Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the State Government is taking decisions with commitment and sensitivity to provide social security to the senior citizens of the State. CM Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana has empowered the seniors and work has been done to make them worry free from the cost of illness in old age.
He said that apart from setting up the Senior Citizens Welfare Board, the State Government is also fulfilling the wishes of thousands of senior citizens of the state By providing them free pilgrimages under the Senior Citizens Tirth Yatra Scheme. Gehlot was addressing the National Senior Citizen Award Ceremony organised by Manav Seva Sansthan on Sunday. “In old age, they need a confidant, friend, relative or support who instills in them the confidence to lead a better life. Such institutions are playing this role with full devotion and service,” he said. Rajasthan is the only state in which 1 crore elderly are getting pension, CM said. Tikaram Jully, Archana Sharma, Sawai Singh, Nathulal Verma and a large number of senior citizens and their families were present.