‘We set up a cen­tre for se­niors’

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Ihave been living in C block for the past 20 years. I came here in 1996 when I bought a 2 BHK flat for ₹ 6.75 lakh. Now, prop­erty prices have ap­pre­ci­ated and the same apart­ment costs some­thing around ₹ 95 lakh.

I have been hold­ing the post of the pres­i­dent of res­i­dents’ wel­fare as­so­ci­a­tion of C block since 2000. The elec­tion to elect an RWA of­fice bearer takes place ev­ery two years. We also have a fed­er­a­tion of RWAs of all the blocks and pock­ets which is an apex

body to repre- sent Dil­shad Gar­den.

Be­sides be­ing the pres­i­dent, I am also the chair­per­son of Dil­shad Gar­den Se­nior Cit­i­zens New Coun­cil, a non­govern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tion and take up many so­cial wel­fare ac­tiv­i­ties in the colony.

We, t h e r e s i d e n t s o f Dil­shad Gar­den, have taken a lot of ini­tia­tives to deal with our prob­lems and taken steps to re­solve our issues. As no recre­ational cen­tre ex­isted here, the se­nior cit­i­zens of C block re­quested the Delhi gov­er­ment to re­lease funds for the same. We got the money in 2014 and set up the cen­tre in the same year. We also or­gan­ise a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties for se­nior cit­i­zens.

Our biggest is­sue has been the bad qual­ity of drink­ing wa­ter for which we have re­quested the Jal Board to take ad­e­quate mea­sures. We hope it will be sorted out soon.

There are five to six good schools and an equal num­ber of good hos­pi­tals in the area. My ex­pe­ri­ence of re­sid­ing in Dil­shad Gar­den has been very pos­i­tive.

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