Udaipur Marks World Population Day
Celebrating World Population Day, the people of Udaipur witnessed activist programs in the city and the surrounding areas.
Celebrating International World Population Day, the people of Udaipur witnessed activist programs in the city and the surrounding areas.
Rotary Udaipur and the Government organized a couple of events and workshop for the awareness of Population Control.
The Rotary Club Udaipur held a workshop on Population Control at the Slum in front of the Railway Station near Shivaji Nagar for the Women and Youth of the area.
Manjeet Bansal, Former Assistant Commissioner spread awareness of importance of Women Health among the women of the slum. He further added on the merits of a small family saying, “A small family with 2 children is the practical option in the current scenario”. He also informed them about the ongoing government schemes on Women Health.
In the workshop, the volunteers also spread the awareness against Child Marriage and how it affects the mental and physical growth of a child. The volunteers also discussed about the ill effects of teen pregnancy with the women and girls of the area.
Mahendra Jeet Singh Malviya, Tribal Area Development, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, on the eve of World Population Day also addressed students in a seminar held at Madan Mohan Malviya Ayurveda College. Highlighting on the major issue of Population Burst, Malviya said, “Since the world population has been rising alarmingly, therefore it is high time the villagers also begin early family planning that would facilitate the use of resources provided to them in a better manner.”
Madhu Mehta, District Head also expressed her concern on the swiftly rising population saying that, “Literacy can prove to be a great tool to inhibit the problem of population burst.”
Many eminent personalities who had contributed significantly to the awareness of population stabilization were also honored in the seminar held at the Ayurveda College by giving out cash prizes.
World Population Day is an Annual event, observed on 11th July, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987, approximately the date on which the world’s population reached five billion people.
Also contributed by Kriti Chauhan