ONE DAY STATE LEVEL WORKSHOP ON ELDERLY WOMEN’s LIVELIHOOD APPROACH INCOME GENERATION PRESENT SCENARIO IN MANIPURProceedings of the one Day State Level Workshop on “ Elderly Women’s Livelihood Approach Income Generation Present Scenario In Manipur”, on 14th May, 2012, at CourtHall, New Administrative Block, Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal. Sponsoredby Department of Social Welfare Govt. of Manipur, Jointly Organized by ManipurUniversity Working Women Association and Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India Manipur Chapter, Imphal The Inaugural function of the one Day State Level Workshop On “ Elderly Women’s Livelihood Approach Income Generation Present Scenario In Manipur” was held at CourtHall, New Administrative Block, ManipurUniversity, with Prof.H,N.K. Sharma, Vice- Chancellor, Manipur University, as Chief Guest and Prof. Ksh Bimola Devi, Former, Dean School of Social Sciences, Manipur University, as President, Smt. R.K.Nayansana Devi, Chairperson, Manipur State Social Welfare Board, Govt. of Manipurand Shri Thingnam Joychandra Singh, Women Development Officer, Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of Manipur were the Guests of Honour respectively. The function was started with Welcome Address and Key Note Address given by Prof. P. Madhubala Devi, President , Manipur University Working Women Association. In her key note address she has highlighted the problemfaced by the elderly women such as gender base discrimination often stemmingfrom the deep rooted cultural and social bias, compounded by other forms of discrimination base on class ,caste, disability, illiteracy unemployment and maritalstatus, She also focused on the patriarchal hierarchy dining property rights to the elderly Women. Elderly women when compared with elder men don’t have timefor leisure or recreational activities, Suffering from chronic illness and disabilities in later life than men. Women suffer greater non-communicable diseasesand experience lower social and mental health status especially if they are single and or widowed. This was followed by the speeches delivered by the guests of Honour Smt. R.K. Nayansana Devi said that, God is Invisible; Mothers are physicians appointed by God. God Could Not be Everywhere! So, He invented Mothers: to care ; Protect you. When your Mother requires care from her family is she getting it ,You Ignoredor taken lightly ‘your mother’s problems. and Shri Thingnam Joychandra Singh in her speech the importance of elderly women in society in Manipur were Highlighted and the nature of their livelihood and income generation approach were focused, and emphasized as an important area of study.Prof.H.N.K. Sharma, V.C. of M.U., Who was the chief Guest of the function, stressed the importance of women in society and the need of their empowerment for thedevelopment of the society as a whole. He also appreciated the one Day State Level Workshop on Elderly Women organized by Manipur University Working Women Association and Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India , Manipur Chapter.He could like to encourage such Workshop on Women Particularly Elderly Women.Prof. Ksh. Bimola Devi in her presidential speech has pointed out the importanceof the study elderly women in the present day society. The need for care and attention to given to the elderly women by the members of the family is called for. The vote of thanks of the Inaugural Function was given by Shri. H. SanamatumSingh, Editor & General Secretary, Alzheimer’s & Related Disorders Society of India, Manipur Chapter, Imphal.