Speech On World Population Day

A very Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening to Honorable Sir/Madam, respected seniors, and my dear friends, Warm Greetings to Everyone!

Thank you all for taking out time and being present at this seminar session. Today, we are here to celebrate the most important day, ‘World Population Day’. It is basically to reiterate the human right formulated for family planning. It was started by the United Nation in order to encourage events, activities, and information to make this right a reality across the world.

World Population Day, which seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, was established by the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program in 1989, an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed on 11th July 1987. Basically, World Population Day is celebrated globally by community organizations, business groups, and individuals in various ways. Different types of activities are organized such as educational information sessions, seminar discussions, essay competitions, displaying the charts, slogans, banners, and many more.

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.

Being a social organization/health care center, it becomes our social responsibility to prevent and empower today’s youth and thus we celebrate ‘World Population Day’ with different objectives. We want to provide them with detailed knowledge about sexuality and the importance of getting married at a mature age so that they are able to understand and fulfill their responsibilities at the same time. We would also educate youngsters by employing youth-friendly, informative, and reasonable methods in order to evade unwanted or unplanned pregnancies. We also want to educate people to remove gender stereotypes from our society. It is also important that the youth of today, especially women are aware about the pregnancy-related diseases and illnesses if married at a minor age. Thus, we will educate them in order to raise awareness in rural, semi-urban, and urban areas. We’ll also educate them about various diseases that are sexually transmitted like HIV, AIDS, etc in order to prevent them and others from various infections.

We are also focusing on gender equality across in our country especially in rural areas. Thus, we are demanding for the implementation of some stringent and effective laws and policies that protect the rights of the girl child. Also, every child should have equal access to education irrespective of gender and class.

Therefore, we have concrete plans to visit villages, remote areas, etc and organize a mobile school for girls so that we can educate them and make them aware of the population control. Our objective is not to suppress human rights as family planning and deciding upon the number of kids is an individual choice; but we aim to create wakefulness and make people aware of the benefits of having a limited number of kids so that parents can give good upbringing to their kids and the girl child doesn’t have to compromise on a basic standard of living like food, clothing, shelter, and education.

Through this forum, we appeal to all of you to come forward and join hands in this social cause and make our country more developed and self-reliant.

Hope you all have a great time.

Thank you all.