Sasaram (Bihar): Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Saturday lamented poor implementation of law for elders which provides for three months jail term if children do not look after old parents and stressed on sensitising children at school level itself to develop "sanskar" (tradition) in them.
"The law for elders is not implemented properly which is creating problems in the society," Kumar, who is Congress Lok Sabha member from Sasaram in Bihar, told reporters.
The law was enacted in 2007 when Kumar was Union minister for Social Justice and Empowerment.
The Lok Sabha Speaker was here to participate in an Iftar party in her constituency.
She emphasised on sensitising the younger ones in school itself to develop the "sanskar" of respecting elder parents.
Kumar suggested regular interaction in schools between children and elders as part of sensitisation programme.