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Mahbubul Khalid`s song calls to respect elders (Video)

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Published: 09:34, 15 June 2021   Update: 10:51, 15 June 2021
Mahbubul Khalid`s song calls to respect elders (Video)

The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021 is being observed today (June 15). The United Nations General Assembly officially recognized this day as an annual initiative in its 66/127 resolution, following a request by the International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA).

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day or WEAAD is a designated day in which the entire world voices its opposition to any form of abuse of the older generation. Elder abuse can be defined as “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person”.

The elder abuse is a global social issue which affects the Health and Human Rights of millions of older persons around the world, and an issue which deserves the attention of the international community.

The term “elder abuse” refers to any intentional act or failure to act by a caregiver or within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust that causes harm or creates a risk of harm to someone 65 years of age or older. It is widely under-detected and under-reported. A silent problem that robs seniors of their dignity, security and, in some cases, can cost them their lives.

Older people face additional vulnerabilities at the time of Covide-19 pandemic. They are at a significantly higher risk of mortality and severe disease with those over 80 years old dying at five times the average rate. An estimated 66% of people aged 70 and over have at least one underlying condition, placing them at increased risk of severe impact from COVID-19.

Many people consider the older persons as liability. As a result, they are in most cases neglected and disrespected. In contrary, the older persons are valuable asset to the country. So everyone should evaluate the knowledge and experience of the elders.

Noted Bangladeshi poet, lyricist and composer Mahbubul Khalid has penned a song that calls on young people to respect and honor the older persons. Late composer Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul has tuned the song titled ‘Ohe Torun Probin' (Hey Young and Older Persons). Popular young singers Rafsan, Tina Mostary and Saran have rendered their voices to the song.

A music video of the song was released yesterday on Mahbubul Khalid’s YouTube channel 'Khalid Sangeet'. Besides, the song has also been published on Mahbubul Khalid’s musical website ‘khalidsangeet.com’.

The song deals with the theme of paying due respect to elders. Those who are old today were also young one day. They were also famous for their talent, education and work. The elderly people are experienced in various subjects. Their knowledge and wisdom can guide young people to the right direction. The contribution of elders is a lot for the present generation. Now it is the turn of the youth to work for the elders. They must not forget that today's youth will one day grow old. So everyone should give due respect to the elderly people. These messages were conveyed in the song. Mentionable, poet, lyricist and composer Mahbubul Khalid has penned and tuned a vast number of songs including various days or observance, popular and renowned personalities, social awareness etc. His recent song on Covid-19 pandemic has been widely appreciated and created awareness on the deadly virus.


Dhaka/Augustin Sujan