Check population explosion for healthy society, advises DC

Check population explosion for healthy society, advises DC

Check population explosion for healthy society, advises DC

Deputy Commissioner Richard Vincent D’Souza on Monday gave a call to check population explosion to create a healthy society.

Addressing the gathering after inaugurating the World Population Day programme organised jointly by district administration, zilla panchayat, Health and Family Welfare Department, Government First Grade Women’s College, NGOs, District Legal Services Authority and Rotary Club at Kaveri Kalakshetra here, he said the district has a balanced population and it is easy to provide facilities like health, education and housing without any hiccups to the people.

Assistat professor of Economics K C Dayanand suggested increase in marriage age for men and women --- minimum of 23 years (of age) as boys and girls have to complete post-graduation.

He said population explosion is against country’s development. “A majority of the world’s population (60 per cent of the total population) is in Asia. India accounts for 17.8 per cent of the world’s average population. It is also comparatively high when compared to land expanse of China,” he commented.

In the last one decade between 2001 and 2011, the population in India has increased by 18 crore. In this background, it is imperative to create awareness on population explosion, he felt.

Zilla panchayat vice president Lokeshwari Gopal said, “One should bust the myth that women are not employable. Most of the women shoulder responsibility of family well.”

District Legal Services Authority secretary Mohan Prabhu stressed on educating children at elementary level. A skit on ‘family life’ was staged by students of Junior Health Assistants’ Training Centre.

Doctors and nurses were felicitated and winners of essay competition were given prizes.

Earlier, a rally was taken out from Government PU College to Kaveri Kalakshetra. District and Sessions Judge Master RKGMM Mahaswamiji flagged off the rally.

Students of Government PU College and  Junior Health Assistants’ Training Centre took part in the rally.

District Health and Family Welfare Officer Dr O R Srirangappa, Family Welfare Officer Dr Asha, Programme Officer Dr Devi Anand, District Aids Controller Dr Srinivas were present.

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