Venerating the elderly citizens, a book 'Sade Bazurg Sada Sarmaya', edited by Swarnjeet Kaur Ubha and Parminder Kaur Kranti was released to mark World Geriatric Day at Khalsa College on Tuesday.
Former president of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) Kirpal Singh Badungar, deputy commissioner of Patiala GK Singh, and managing director of Markfed Karmjeet Singh Sra released the book.
GK Singh said, "The affection and blessing of parents are the most precious gift for any individual."
Karamjeet Singh Sra focused on the need to provide the senior citizens a healthy and comfortable environment to live in.
Editor of the book Swarnjit Kaur Ubha, said the book would make youths respect the senior citizens. Ubha added that the book would guide how to shun negative thoughts that make the younger generation feel that the senior citizens were an unnecessary burden of the society.
She said every aspect related to the senior citizens has been covered through the book. Ubha added that the book comprised a collection of essays by famous writers and scholars.
The editors said they hoped that the book would bring a change in the perception of the younger generation, and free them of their wrong notions regarding the elderly.