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Taking care of our parents
Nepal, Jan. 13 -- As we age, we need more care and support. People become dependent on others for their wellbeing, even survival at old age. They need better family support and more healthy food. But elderly, in Nepal as in other countries, suffer neglect from the very members to raise whom they struggled and sacrificed happiness. This neglect to those who raised, nurtured and educated us is deeply alarming. But this is what we come to hear and read about in the newspapers frequently: Cases of parents left to fend for themselves at old age and, sons and daughters consigning them to old age homes. A number of Nepal's around seven percent of total population may be facing this fate; despite that we have legal instruments and provisions to ens...
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