The short training programme in “Gerontology”, jointly organized by the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA); the International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I); and the Dr. D. Y. Patil University, India was launched on the 19th of January 2013 at the Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College in Pimpri, Pune.

The International Longevity Centre-India is a satellite centre of UN INIA and this is the third INIA training programme organized by ILC-I in  India.

The Chief Guest on the occasion was Prof. Ram Takwale, the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Pune. Dr. P. D. Patil, the President of the Dr. D. Y. Patil University presided over the function.

Prof. Joseph Troisi, Director, INIA and Prof. Rajgopal Dhar Chakraborti, faculty INIA were the Guests of Honour. The other dignitaries who graced the occasion were Mr. Jayant Umranikar, Chairman, ILC-I, Dr. K. B. Powar, the Chancellor, Dr. D. Y. Patil University, Dr. P. N. Razdan, the Vice Chancellor, Dr. D. Y. Patil University, Mr. C. S. Pathak, Director, ILC-I and Ms. Anjali Raje, the Executive Director, ILC-I.

This training programme runs from the 19th of January 2013 to the 25th of January 2013. Participants from across India and from diverse professions, including medical doctors, academicians, social workers, trained caregivers of the elderly, senior citizens, students of gerontology amongst others, undertook the seven days training. Certificates are given to the participants on the completion of the course.

The above photograph, taken at the launch, shows Dr. Joseph Troisi, Director of the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations, Malta receiving congratulations from Dr. P. D. Patil, President of the Dr. D. Y. Patil University.



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