Elderly Honored
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Elderly Honored

In a ceremony held on October 1 to honor older persons, a commemorative stamp for the elderly was unveiled.
Minister of Cooperative, Labor and Welfare Ali Rabeie, Deputy of Welfare Ahmad Meidari, and Head of State Welfare Organization Homayoun Hashemi attended the function, IRNA reported.
Unveiling the stamp, Rabeie wrote: ‘Be with us forever, have a dignified life and a happy heart, we will always need you and God bless,’ on the stamp.
The ceremony also honored 15 elite seniors, who were each awarded a commendation plaque.
Osman Mohammad-Parast, better known as Osman Khafi, is a virtuoso in playing ‘dotar’ (Persian instrument). He was among the honorees at the event. As part of the program, he played the dotar which was welcomed by the audience.
October 1 has been designated International Day of Older Persons by the United Nations. This year’s theme is: ‘Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All.’
The day is celebrated by raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as senescence and abuse. It is also a day to appreciate the contributions that older persons make to society.

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