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We Care For You, Minister Tells Women At Senior Citizens Home

Mothers at Samabula Senior Citizens Home in Suva were yesterday given an early gift for Mother’s Day. In doing so, the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Permanent Secretary,
13 May 2017 10:30
We Care For You, Minister Tells Women At Senior Citizens Home
Assistant Minister for Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Veena Bhatnagar receives a thank you kiss from resident of Samabula Senior Citizens Home yesterday after receiving her Mother's Day gift. Photo:ARISHMA DEVI-NARAYAN

Mothers at Samabula Senior Citizens Home in Suva were yesterday given an early gift for Mother’s Day.

In doing so, the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Permanent Secretary, Dr Josefa Koroivueta said this was evident of the fact that Fiji was a nation that cared.

Sharing similar sentiments, the Assistant Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Veena Bhatnagar said: “We are glad that we have an opportunity to love and care for you.

“Samabula Senior Citizens Home is special in its existence because in it we have 57 who should be at their homes in the love and care of their families, but this just shows how much our norms, our cultures, and our traditions have changed over the years,” Ms Bhatnagar said.

Saddened by the fact that mothers were left at the Senior Citizens Home away from their children, she said those who neglected their parents must realise their actions.

“Residents, we are here to care for you.

“The message that the ministry wants to give the children today who have left their parents for the Government to look after is that your mother is always with you even if you have left them here in our care.”

More than 20 mothers celebrated an early Mother’s Day at the home.



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