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In the latest episode of Satyamev Jayate, Aamir Khan revealed the disturbing picture of the condition of elderly people in India. “Why do old parents become a burden for many?” is the question that he was trying to seek an answer for. One of the guests on the show, Himanshu Rath, said that older people should be aware of the pitfalls of life, and should also stand firm against any pressure they may face at home. He was also of the opinion that no wealth should be given to the children, in the parents’ own interest, no matter what the emotional blackmail. The show went on to portray stories and experiences of several other guests and explored possible avenues to address the issues.
Like every other week, this week’s topic also generated a lot of buzz on the social media circuit. The hashtag #AgingParents was trending nationally just 20 minutes into the show and it continued in top trends for the rest of the day.
Some of the top retweets are as follows:
Isha Ganeriwal (@IshaSG) - Whatever I am today is because of My Parents..They spent thr youth on me & now I shud spend mine on them..Love them..!! ?#AgingParents?? ?#SMJ??
Kushal Sanghvi (@kushalsanghvi) - #Agingparents would never age if they had children n a support system that never made them age #Satyamevajayate
Sarodia (@Saro_dia) - Parents hold your hand when you are a kid, they support you always when they are old it's time for you to become their support ?#agingparents?
Krishna Khanna (@krishnakhanna27) - A child can never gain respect from anyone in the world if they are not respecting their own parent. #AgingParents
Sharmistha Thackeray (@Sharmishtha_T) - “Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes” #AgingParents #SMJ
What is ironically called as “golden years” has turned out to be the most difficult phase of life for many elderly people in our country. All that they want from us is our love and support. Is it really that difficult to fulfil? Think about it and let us know what you think by being a part of the #SatyamevJayate conversation @smjindia. Tune-in to Satyamev Jayate at 11AM on STAR Plus every Sunday.