A charity event dedicated to the International Day of Older Persons was organized by the Yenme Public Organization in Ashgabat today.
International Day of Older Persons, according to the UN General Assembly resolution of Decemer 14, 1990, is celebrated on October 1 in order to attract public attention to the problems of the elderly.
At first, this date was celebrated in Europe, then in America, and in the late 1990s already around the world. On October 1, many countries host various festivals organized by associations for the protection of the rights of older people, conferences and congresses on their rights and their role in society. Public organizations and foundations organize various charity events on this day.
The venue for the next such action of the Yenme Organization was the restaurant Byagul in Ashgabat. In the festively decorated hall gathered folk artists of Turkmenistan, labor veterans, pensioners. The chairman of the organization, Gulya Chorekliyeva, addressed the guests with welcoming words.
"You are the guardians of wisdom, you are the bearers of our best traditions, you are a worthy role model for future generations. Day of the elderly is a special holiday. From childhood, we absorb folk traditions and wisdom, the foundations of culture and native speech from older people. From grandmother's tales, from grandfather's stories, our first love for our native land is born. With this day, each of us associates the opportunity not only to congratulate the older generation, but also to express words of appreciation and to make older people feel caring and attention to themselves" — said G. Chorekliyeva.
Yenme Public Organization (translated from the Turkmen language as "Overcoming") was established in 2012. The organization’s mission — is social support for people with disabilities, orphans, poor citizens, the elderly and other socially vulnerable groups.
One of its programs "Golden years", includes social support for elderly people, providing them with food packages, participating in concerts and creative evenings, and honoring veterans of the Great Patriotic War.
For the seventh year, this charitable organization has been celebrating International Day of Older Persons in the Byagul restaraunt. Every year, the restaurant administration festively decorates the hall and sets tables. And today, the gathered veterans had fun from the heart, sang, danced, participated in contests, talked to each other.
"I want to say thank you for not forgetting us, paying attention to the elderly. It’s so nice!" — said Roza Turayeva, People’s Artist of the Turkmen SSR, who raised 5 laureates of the Merjen Dänesi contest, and whose students study in Germany, France, Austria, and Russia.
"The Yenme Organization does not forget about us and constantly invites us to its events. We dance, sing, have fun. We are deeply grateful and grateful to her for this" — said pensioner Chary Ballyyev.
A lot of kind words addressed to the organizers were expressed by a pensioner Elza Shirobokova, who worked all her life, including 15 years working with the newspaper Maryyskaya Pravda, wrote poetry.
"We are waiting for this day, like a holiday. We are all young here. We are very good here. Thanks to Yenme Organization for bringing us all together. It is such a joy of life. After all, we just need communication" — said Elza Shirobokova.
At the end of the ceremony, all pensioners who came to the meeting were awarded valuable gifts from the Turkmen companies Jaý Hyzmat, Täze aý and Türkmen Şöhle.