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World Population Day observed FW Ministers calls on for a common commitment to control and sustain population growth

 Source: IT News

Imphal, July 11 2017: Minister of Health and Family Welfare, L.Jayantakumar Singh today called on the people to have a common commitment to control and sustain population growth and bring family growth on the occasion of World Population Day.

The Minister was speaking on World Population Day 2017 obersance organized jointly by the State health society, Manipur and Directorate of Family welfare Services, Manipur at Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDF), Palace Compound today morning.

The day is observed across the globe under the theme- "New Wave, New Hope, All Commitment for Family Growth" L.Jayantakumar Singh, who attended the function as Chief guest further stressed on the problems face by the society due to the excessive growth of population all over the world.

He said has said that collective responsibility is necessary to check fast population growth in the country.The minister added that developing countries like India needs population.

Population growth gives us more negative impact.

The poor are more suffered in the countries where there is fast growth of population, he added.

.LJayantakumar also spoke on the concept of population explosion which may come in the near future if we are not controlling the fast increasing population growth in time.

He further said that making the society strong and healthy will also help to check population growth.

The concept of might is right has become obsolete which can not be implicated at the present days, minister added.

The observance function was Presided by Dr.Karam Lokendro Singh, Director Health Services and SMD, NHM, Manipur.

Dr..KRajo, Director Family welfare Services and Dr.H Ranjit Singh, Additional Director Health Services as guests of honour.

A flag off- public awareness rally with the slogan "Responsible Partners in Family Planning" by school students was also organized.

The program highlighted the need to control population explosion and improve quality of life.

It may be mentioned that India has the second largest population with a current population of 1,342,805,793 as of Monday, July 10, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates and is equivalent to 17.86% of the total world population.

China has the largest population with 1.38 billion.