World population day observed
As observed in different parts of the world, World population day was also observed at Indian Medical Association hall, Lamphelpat today.
Speaking as the president of the function director Health and Family welfare, Dr. K. Rajo Singh said that World population day is observed all over the world and its observance is very important as population explosion has led to shortage of essential commodities in the world.
He said Carbondioxide exhaled by the vast population and the waste materials produced by humans have negative impact to the climate and the environment which further leads to climate change.
United Nations initiated the programme in 1989 after seeing that world population have reached five billion in 1987. With the advancement in science mortality rate has decreased leading to gradual increase in the population, he added
In 1952 India first started family planning programme where another policy in 2000 was started where health institutions were directed to improve maternity and child health facilities and to provide materials needed for family planning in order to maintain a stable population by 2045, added Rajo.
Minister of health and Family Welfare L. Jayenta Kumar Singh who attended the event as chief guest said good governance is measured by development, communal harmony but population explosion can create hindrance to governance. With the increase in population, survival of the fittest has become a means of the survival, he added.
Meanwhile, World Population Day observation programme was also held today at the Conference Hall of the 50-Bedded Hospital located at Uchathol, Jiribam.
The programme which was organised by District Health Society (DHS), Jiribam, was attended by M.O of the hospital, Dr. Anash; senior staff, Tekcham Budhichandra and sister, Chiranjee as members on the dais.
After the key-note address from DPM, RK Busho, vice president of All Jiribam United Clubs’ Association (AJUCA), Premchandra Singh also presented a speech in regard to the programme.
In his speech of the occasion, Dr. Anash highlighted the history of World Population Day observance stating that it was established by the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. While mentioning that the rapid growth in population has become a hindrance to the overall development of the human species, he also said that World Population Day is being observed internationally with the objective to bring a solution to population issues.
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