India-60 is an Eegan sponsored humanitarian project to support the needy senior citizens of India who are above 60 years old and are below the poverty line. These senior citizens are not capable of earning a livelihood for themselves. Without any immediate family members to take care of them, they are left alone with no sustainable ways for food and health care.
As per the statistics, published by Dinamalar, an Indian Newspaper, on October 1, 2007, the United Nation’s World Elders Day, the population of senior citizens in India is 80,000,000 and the population is expected to increase to 100,000,000 in the year 2011, and 180,000,000 in the year 2030. As per the article, most of these elders are destitute and they live in rural villages. With a heart to enrich their lives, Eegan set its eye on improving their life right where they live.
The project India-60 will not relocate senior citizens from their familiar environment. Yet, it aims to fulfill their basic needs by providing 1 good meal (lunch) a day, 2 sets of dresses per year, INR 50 per month (for incidental expenses,) and medical help. It costs around $200 per year to support an elder. The project is being managed by Sri Ramakrishna Seva Nilayam, a Tax Exempt (80-G) Charitable organization in India that is equivalent to a Tax Exempt Charitable 501(c)(3) organization in the United States.
We sincerely thank you for your current support and request you to tell your friends about India-60 project. We are looking forward to see an increase in support from you towards this project in the future enabling more senior citizens to come under your wings. They need your help. Please choose “India-60” as your favorite project and give the gift of life with dignity.