International Day of Older Persons | Hamro Patro

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International Day of Older Persons

Background: On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly (by resolution 45/106) designated 1 October the International Day of Older Persons. This was preceded by initiatives such as the Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing – which was adopted by the 1982 World Assembly on Ageing – and endorsed later that year by the UN General Assembly.

In 1991, the General Assembly (by resolution 46/91) adopted the United Nations Principles for Older Persons.

Statistics Globally, there were 703 million persons aged 65 or over in 2019. The region of Eastern and South-Eastern Asia was home to the largest number of older persons (261 million), followed by Europe and Northern America (over 200 million). Over the next three decades, the number of older persons worldwide is projected to more than double, reaching more than 1.5 billion persons in 2050. All regions will see an increase in the size of the older population between 2019 and 2050. The largest increase (312 million) is projected to occur in Eastern and South-Eastern Asia, growing from 261 million in 2019 to 573 million in 2050.  Senior citizens in Nepal Like all over the world, the life expectancy of people in Nepal has also increased due to which the number of senior citizens is also increasing. Currently, there are 76 crore people in the world who are over 60 years old, and this population will reach two billion in 2050. According to the 2068 census, 9 percentage of the total population (about 2.5 million) of people over 60 years of age in Nepal and this ratio is increasing. Have the senior citizens of our family been vaccinated against Covid-19? And how many of our senior members have access to the increased digital structure after covid? Taking this as the basis, this year the theme of Senior Citizens Day 2022 is "Resilience of Older Persons in a Changing World". Suyog Dhakal 

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Hamro Patro is one of the first Nepali app to include Nepali Patro, launched in 2010. We started with a Nepali Calendar mobile app to help Nepalese living abroad stay in touch with Nepalese festivals and important dates in Nepali calendar year. Later on, to cater to the people who couldn’t type in Nepali using fonts like Preeti, Ganesh and even Nepali Unicode, we built nepali mobile keyboard called Hamro Nepali keyboard.