11th Jul 2018 10:07:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Jul 11: “Small family has many advantages. It is key to a prosperous life and can provide high quality education to the children and can avail a better and healthy life in society thus producing worthy citizens for the country,” said Alo Libang, Minister, (Health & Family Welfare). 
He was speaking on the occasion of observation of the World Population Day, organised by the AP State Health Mission, at the Vivekananda Hall, RKHM, Itanagar, today with the theme “ Ek sarthak kal ki shuruwat, Parivar niyojan ke sath.”  
The Minister said that it is high time to introspect the growth of the world population. “Population should be as per the space available. Due to over population, there has been alarming demographic trends which is harmful for the ecological balance. Now the population is increasing faster than the socio- economic development of the people,” the minister added.
 The Minister exhorted students and youths to contribute through concerted actions and responsibility to spread awareness about the benefits of small family so that people grow in quality not in numbers.
Dr. Tapasya  Raghav, Special Secretery cum Mission Director (NHM), said that the quality of life is effected due to rapid growth in population. For a healthy society there should be quality education, health, upbringing and all should get decent food. These are possible only through small family. Small family also helps in empowering women. They have more time to pursue their field of interest instead of becoming a child bearing machine. She also informed that our country has very low human development index in terms of education, health etc. Therefore, the message of adopting the small family norms should be carried forward to the masses which can be a game changer, said the Special Secretary cum Mission Director.
Dr. Kabang Lego, Director of Family Welfare while welcoming all  informed that the day is celebrated to bring awareness about population growth and its related issues. The program is organised to sensitize people about global population issues and to educate on the need for population stabilization. A small family helps in providing good rearing, good education and health, good environment, etc. It also creates atmosphere for equal status for boys and girls, said Dr. Lego. 
Messages of the benefits of small family were highlighted through film and puppet shows.
Earlier the Health Minister flagged off a rally consisting of students, staff and members of Bullet Club from Tennis Court, IG Park , Itanagar which culminated at Vivekananda Hall, RKMH, Itanagar.
Roing: The World Population Day was observed in Roing, Lower Dibang Valley district, along with the rest of the country, under the Chairmanship of DMO Dr. R. Tatan. 
DRCHO Dr. R. Mena explained about the free services available in all the health institutions and both permanent and temporary methods of population control provided by the department to the community. He emphasised on full immunisation of children and importance of ANC check up for mothers. 
Dr. Mena also emphasised on proper education and awareness being essential to check population growth and for all round development of the family and society. DMEIO Dilip Deb also spoken on the occasion.

HAWAI: The Day was observed in Anjaw district spearheading, the World Population Day fortnight July 11 to 24 . A rally was organized by District Health Society starting  from Kalikho Pul Memorial District Hospital, Swamy – Camp to Khupa  in collaboration with Anjaw Vidhyapeet which is one of the most performing non-govt. schools in the district.

RAGA: At Raga the District Medical Officer (DMO), Kapu Sopin led the main programme at government higher secondary school  which was attended by medical staffers, students, teachers and locals. During the programme, the population growth and its impact on climate and development was discussed in detail. Various resource persons elaborated on various methods of population control and its significance.

At Kimin,  SDO J. Padung while  addressing a gathering on the occasion highlighted  the importance of the day and advised  the people to take advantage of  medical facilities and guidance that are  being provided by health department to have a  happy and small family.

                  Dr(Mrs) Subu Tasso Kampu, District Medical Officer. Papum Pare, called upon the people to  adopt  “ Hum Do Hamare Do” – two child norms  for better life and avail the full benefits of contraceptives method which are provided free of cost from health department. Further, she directed all Medical Officers, staff, ASHA workers and aganwadis to generate awareness on family planning measures including birth spacing among the people especially women folk in remote areas of the district.










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