India at 60: A Senior Citizen?

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Dumbo said:   3 years ago
We cannot define the seniority of a person by a specific age i.e. 60 years. This age is decided by Indian govt for the people to serve for the society. After serving upto 60 years, they are free to enjoy their life in their own manner. We cannot make them retired because In Indian army after serving for 10 years. They got retired and In private sector, people are free to continue their job as long as they want. By reacing 60 years of our age is the celebration to completing a dedication towards the job and now free to enjoy with their family and friends.

There are many people who work after their retirement, the people who love doing work, who are fit to serve more for the society instead of getting old in a boaring manner by doing rest all the time.

Srinivas said:   4 years ago
Age can't decide a person's mental ability. As a part of India's industrialization, the Lifespan of a person is gradually decreasing so IN INDIA THE 60year old person is certified to be a senior citizen. An Individual starts working right from his adolescence, As he reaches the age 60 he is treated as a senior citizen for himself to enjoy and lead a beautiful ending.

Yedhusree said:   5 years ago
Age is just a number. No matter you are in 60s or 70s or 80s, it is will power and the warmth of our mind that dictate us. India has had many eminent senior personalities such as Dr Kalam, Dr vargheese kurien and so many who were active in-spite of their age. It was their eagerness to contribute to the nation drove them all through their life. The Metro Man, Sri E Sreedharan is an exemplary living example. I would suggest the government to provide incentives and opportunities for those senior citizens who will to work challenging their age.

Mahesh said:   5 years ago
As we get older, becomes a challenge to find friends/ companions especially after the age of 60.

We lose all the connections that we enjoyed in our younger age. As a result, we all start feeling lonely and need to make new friends/ companions to fill the vacuum in our life, which is very difficult to fill it.

To search a friend/companion we use the current technology such as WhatsApp, Facebook and many online connections. We feel we have several friends but no one to share our sorrows, happiness, or even get emotional support. To have such friends is meaningless. It is highly necessary to have a close and caring relationship for emotional well being, in order to find such a relationship we have to take the chance of reaching out to them.

We all feel lonely which is very natural and it is not our fault nor we should be ashamed but what we do about it is our choice. We all need a true friend/companion to share care, concern, attention, love, emotional support etc, otherwise, slip into depression. We have to make up our mind what type of friendship/companionship we need for which we have to be mentally ready.

T K Gupta said:   5 years ago
Sir, Citizen at 60 is the time you might have fulfilled over family responsibilities but at 60 or after you work for yourself and society. Work for yourself and enjoy life with friends.

Prasanna M said:   5 years ago

According to the Indian government, a person completed 60 years of age is considered as senior because my India government think that he or she has only 60 years of life to earn and contribute for society and home.

Nowadays, old people strong in their work and strength because they are senior in experiences not senior in age because they experienced more in those 60 years of their great journey. We give respect for their experience in professional and personal lives not by seeing the digits 60.

Ligin said:   6 years ago
Age of a person doesn't affect the performance and talent of, the retirement age of India is 60.

But Singapore it is 63, in Australia, it is 67.

Suvosree Mukherjee said:   7 years ago
60 is just a number. It cannot justify a person's capability to contribute in society. Sadly, the number 60 makes a definite demarkation that an Indian can now be called a " senior citizen ". Thankfully, we now acknowledge the fact that senior citizens can also contribute extensively in the progress and development of India. Seniority has its own values. Their experience and wisdom are worth following. We can learn and achieve with their guidance.

It is the exposure that our seniors gain can guide the younger generation to aspire and reach their goals.

Instead of isolating them they should be treated as our mentors.

Mansi Bhardwaj said:   7 years ago
A senior citizen can be said at 60 according to the age but we should not stop them to work. I agree that there may be many people who are more talented and expertise than the senior people also the old age people become weak and many health problems but the old people have that experience and knowledge which they get with time. Both youth and old age people are required in our politics or any other fields. We can't stop someone senior due to their age. As India is an independent country so everyone should have this right to work till they want. So, we can say them senior by the age but not for work. They are equally precious and talented like our youth people.

Thank you.

Sona singh said:   7 years ago
Hello, friends.

I don't think that people at 60 years of age must be a senior citizen as it varies from person to person. Many people at 60 are healthy, efficient and progressive. But unfortunately our government employees get retired at the age of 60, I don't think this is fair with everyone as Many of them are very talented and still can serve a lot for our country. I think 60 is a little early for making a person senior citizen.

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