January 26, 2010

INDIA: Republic turns senior citizen

. NEW DELHI / The Hindustan Times / Feature / January 26, 2010 Harish Chander Kharbanda, 70, at the Ashiana Utsav retirement resort in Bhiwadi. Hindustan Times Senior citizens are immensely proud of India’s achievements and have great faith in today’s youth. An overwhelming 68 per cent, or more than two-thirds, of India’s 81 million senior citizens (defined as those who are 60 years old or more) feel the country should rely on younger people to run the country. [rc] The Hindustan Times-CNN IBN poll of 1,224 senior citizens across four metros (Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata), large towns (Patna and Bhopal) and small towns (Surat and Vijaywada) on the occasion of the Indian republic’s 60th anniversary threw up these and many other interesting findings. (Details in 60 & Counting pullout) What senior citizens think GfK Mode conducted the survey for us. Copyright © 2009 HT Media Limited