Under the initiative launched by a non-profit body headed by PM and the peripheral wing of AIIMS, senior citizens will take the responsibility of teaching the underprivileged children in a government school in Noida.
The initiative has been started by The Gandhi Smiti and Darshan Samiti in collaboration with the Health Aging India, a non-profit organization working as a peripheral wing at AIIMS and will teach the children of Purba Madhyamik Vidyalaya in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
The project is funded by the Ministry of Culture who plans to launch the similar centers across the nation.
Dr Prasoon Chatterjee, an assistant professor at AIIMS, said "The idea is to give the elderly a meaningful engagement and empower underprivileged school children by providing them holistic education from senior citizens. Besides their regular subjects, students from Class 6 to 12 will also be given life lessons for two hours after school. The idea is also to tap the knowledge of these senior citizens."
He further said that in today's fast pace world elderly feel cut-off and the motive of the project is to bring them together to help the younger generation foster sensitivity.