World Population Day is being observed on Thursday with the aim to focus attention on the issue of over-population globally.
This year’s theme is history and significance.
In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.
It is celebrated across the world. It basically advocates focusing attention on the importance and urgency of population-related issues. It is celebrated by the NGOs, schools, colleges, etc to create awareness about healthy pregnancy and family planning.
We also aim to increase the awareness of the people in our locality related to different issues based on population such as the value of family planning along with gender equality, maternal health, poverty, need of population control and human rights. Basically, World Population Day is celebrated globally by community organisations, business groups and individuals in various ways.
It’s a global observance phenomenon, not a public holiday though, it is highly important that everyone is aware of the importance and issues related to family planning and population control.
By the grace of almighty Allah we have been blessed with the many resources on this planet but do we actually able to retain those resources or can we sustain without being felicitated with such resources. No, we cannot so in order to have sustainable future we need to buck up to control this increasing population.
The Moto of celebrating this day is also directed towards the health issues as every year number of women’s are entering to their reproductive years and it is necessary to pay attention towards their reproductive health. People should be aware on family planning, use of contraceptives and safety measures which can prevent sex related issues.
As in recent study it was noticed that youngsters between the age group of 15-19 are getting sexually involved and giving rise to the sexually transmitted diseases.
In lieu of all the above facts it has been initiated to celebrate this day every year to bring awareness in people about living a healthy life and to protect our human rights.