Wednesday, May 27, 2009

NRI Parents' Association in Vadodara

Via e-mail I received a link to the website of an organization serving the needs of NRI parents (parents of non-resident Indians) in Vadodara:

http://www.nripagujarat.com/

The website also provides information about a similar organization in Bangalore (http://www.nripagujarat.com/nri/other-nri-organisations/). The following few paragraphs is from their "About" section:

NRI Parents Association, Vadodara, Gujarat was formed on July 21, 2002 by a group of concerned NRI parents who felt the need to promote the Association with following aims and objectives.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

To promote fellowship goodwill and mutual support among members and others.

To build a network of support in the areas of Health Care, Help in Ageing Processes, Cultural and Religious, legal help for protecting rights to properties and assets.

To utilize the expertise, experience and resources of parents and their children for the benefit of the society at large.

With a view to achieve above objectives following activities are planned:

Publication of Newsletter to promote contacts among parents and children.

Arrange lectures, seminars, workshops to give information with regard to Visa, Passport, Medical Insurance, Foreign exchange regulation and other related topics.

Contact the Government agencies, Foreign Missions and other related agencies to sort out the problems of NRI parents.

Set up a small library of books, magazines and journals and documents related to NRI affairs and helpful to them.

A couple of years ago I wrote about an article in Outlook magazine about NRI parent associations mushrooming in cities across India and how these groups help aging parents cope with having to live far away from their children:
Here's a social sub-group that my parents belong to, but it never crossed my mind until I read this article in the Feb 6, 2006 edition of Outlook magazine - NRI Parents.
In other words, parents of Non-Resident Indians.

These parents have a lot more in common than just their children living away from them in foreign lands. They face common issues at home - loneliness, lack of a support system, travel issues, management of funds, etc. So they banded together to form associations. Many such associations are already up and running in almost every major city in India including Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Baroda, Ahmedabad and Coimbatore.
The entire post is here.

If you are aware of anyone who might benefit from these associations, please direct them appropriately.

5 comments:

sujata said...

Thats great information. Thanks. My Husband and I are both single children, and it really worries me a lot that his parents and my mom are all alone in India..something like this would be really wonderful for them.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

You are so thoughtful!!!! I admire your kindness, and genuine concern for others! You are a treasure! ~Janine XO

Anonymous said...

great info. how do I get info about where these organisations are throughout bangalore..love for my parents to join.
kushi

Administrator, NRIPA said...

To know information about NRI Parents' Association/organisation, please visit www.nripagujarat.com and look into the page "Other NRI Parents' Organizations" under "NRI" page. We have displayed available information about some of such organizations in India.

Sujatha said...

Kushi, please do check out the website that the NRIPA comment refers to. I hope you find what you're looking for.

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