World Senior Citizen Day 2023

World Senior Citizen Day is observed annually on August 21. World Senior Citizen Day is a tribute to their invaluable contributions in shaping society and imparting essential life lessons.

Key Points:

  • Status of Senior Citizens in India: In India, individuals aged sixty or older, particularly retirees, are commonly referred to as senior citizens.
  • Historical Background: In 1988, Ronald Reagan, the then President of the United States, officially designated August 21 as a day to honour senior citizens for their accomplishments and contributions. He proclaimed August 21 as World Senior Citizen Day.