NAWF funded geriatric village to provide alternative care to elderly

Kathmandu, February 15

Jestha Nagarik Gram, a geriatric village, is ready at Lapsephedi of Shankarapur Municipality-4 in Kathmandu.

Built by JP Pratisthan Maitri Aashram with funding from the Nepali Army Welfare Fund, the village has 10 well-equipped buildings. The village will provide accommodation and alternative care to elderly people and make arrangements for their medical treatment.

Meanwhile, inaugurating the village amid a programme today, Chief of Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri lauded the effort to build a disciplined village with all facilities or the welfare of senior citizens.

“The place where the village is built has healthy and clean environment, which will prove beneficial for elderly people,” he said.

Likewise on the occasion, former secretary Madhav Regmi also lauded the work of Aashram Chairman Mitrasen Dahal.

Speaking at the function, Dahal stressed on developing the Aashram as an international-level research centre.

The Aashram has also built other 21 buildings to provide shelter to elderly people.