Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh has said that collective responsibility is necessary to check fast population growth in the country. Speaking, in the State Function, on the observation of World Population Day at the Manipur State Film Development Society Auditorium today, minister said that developing countries like India needs population control. Population growth gives us more negative impact. The poor are more suffered in the countries where there is fast growth of population, he added.
Minister 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.
Attending the function as President, Director Health Services Manipur K. Lokendro Singh said that mere observation of World Population Day will not fulfil its aim and objectives. Education and awareness to the masses regarding the menace of population growth will help check population growth, he added.
Today’s Function was attended by Director Family Welfare Services Manipur Dr K. Rajo Singh and Additional Director Health Services Manipur Dr H. Ranjit Singh as Guests of Honour. Doctors, Nurses, Heath Department Officials and staffs, nursing students and others also attended the function.
A relay was also flagged off by Health and family Welfare Director to mark the Observation of World Population Day, 2017 from the Gate of Hapta Kangjeibung(DIPR).