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JK Lakshmipat University Collaborates With Ministry Of Social Justice & Empowerment, GoI

Samarth Life, India's eldercare organisation and JK Lakshmipat University are the consortium implementing agencies in Rajasthan for a toll-free helpline service called 'Elderline’

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JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India and Government of Rajasthan has recently launched a toll-free helpline service called 'Elderline’. The plethora of services can be availed by dialling toll-free number 14567 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, seven days a week.

This helpline provides Information, Guidance, Emotional Support, Rescue, and Abuse Prevention services to the senior citizens. JK Lakshmipat University and Samarth Life, India's eldercare organisation, are the consortium implementing agencies in Rajasthan for the helpline.

As a part of awareness activity, Programme Manager Prasanta Swarnakar, Field Response Leader Sami Ur Rehman and Connect Centre Team Leader Niraj Kumar Pandey met Shrimati Ganga Devi, MLA, Bagru Vidhan Sabha, Rajasthan on July 14, 2022. Discussion was held on how to promote this helpline and create awareness among the needy elderly of the state. Ganga Devi promised to help in all possible ways for this noble cause. She also appreciated the contribution and idea of the University and said she would look forward to more such innovative ways of working together with JKLU in the future.

Elderline Rajasthan team also met Dr Archana Sharma, President, Board of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of Rajasthan on July 20, 2022 to update her about current status of Elderline Rajasthan and seek necessary guidance and support. The one-hour meeting helped Elderline Rajasthan team to discover new ways to promote this helpline among needy elderly.