Imphal, July 12,
Health and Family Welfare Minister L. Jayantakumar Singh said that a scientific approach towards fast increasing population in the country is the need of the hour. Minister Jayantakumar was speaking as chief guest at the observance of World Population Day held today at Indian Medical Association hall, Lamphelpat, Imphal. He said that scarcity of land due to the ever increasing population has become a contemporary challenge of the world. With the increase of population there have been several social issues. The concept of population explosion is no longer a new social phenomenon to be discussed at priority.
He further asserted that Health, Education and Social Welfare Department have tied up to propagate awareness about the population problem. He also said that the internal idea of observing World Population Day must be known by all of us. Self-assessment of the pros and cons of increasing population is also necessary, he added.
Mentioning about the differences between olden and present days, Jayantakumar Singh said that there was a good time when population was lesser with plenty of land available for settlement and carrying out agricultural practices. This has become reverse during these days, he added.
Minister also appealed the people to exchange and share their ideas and views to find a solution to the menace of population growth.
The observance was also attended by Dr. K. Rajo Singh, Director Health Services, Manipur, Rang Peter, Joint Secy. Health and FW, Dr. Sasheekumar Mangang, Addl. Director Health, Dr. Salamatullah, Addl. Director, Family Welfare as president and Guests of Honour respectively. Doctors, nurses, nursing students, health staff, staff from NHM and Family Welfare Department and others also attended the observance.
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