The exploding population is a mounting concern for countries across the world and especially India. The Indian population grows at a rate of 1.6 per cent each year. The rate of population expansion in India is even faster than china, which is currently the most populous country of the world with a population of 1.39 billion. If the Indian population continues to expand in the current rate, India could very well become the most populous country in the world by the year 2050. At this day, India is home to more than one billion people. The rapid population growth in India is caused due to several factors such as early marriage, poverty, illiteracy and illegal migration from neighboring countries.
The world population day is observed to raise awareness about the grave issues that surround uncontrolled population growth. It is celebrated on the 11th of July all over the world to address the importance of measures like family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights. The rapid growth of population is ensued by a number of serious consequences such as widespread poverty, unemployment, pollution and deforestation. The World Population Day is a small step towards curbing the dire consequences of population expansion. This observance is vital to shed some light on the various complications that results from uncontrolled growth of population. The huge population is India is already creating a great strain on the natural resources of the country.
Why is it celebrated?
The increasing population brings about many several health and socio-economic issues in the society. The world population day is observed to raise awareness about matters such as:-
- Educate the population about the various birth control measures.
- Empowering the youth of both gender equally
- Raising awareness about STD (sexually transmitted diseases) and the various precautionary measures
- Spreading awareness about various pregnancy related illnesses to raise the public knowledge about dangers of early childbirth
- Demanding for effective laws and policies to protect the rights of the girl children in the country.
- Creating awareness about the importance of education
How is it celebrated?
The world population day is generally celebrated by organizing variety of activities and events to draw the attention of the general public in order to address the dangers of growing population. The events may include seminars, workshops, educational contests, sports activities, speeches, debates and various other group activities. Only by organizing such events, the dangers associated with the rising population can be addressed at large. The year 2016 will mark the 27th anniversary of the World Population Day.