World Population Day – 11th July 2019
There is an old and famous saying – Excess of anything is bad. It applies to anything and everything, even population. Yes, we are growing exponentially and the earth is being overpopulated. Earth is the only habitable planet so far we know, and it symbolizes that we are in danger.
Already our world’s population has clocked to 7.7 billion. We, Indians, are contributing 17.74% next to china, which we need to think seriously about some controlling remedies. World Population Day is observed on July 11 every year, which aims to raise awareness about the population issues globally. The event was established in 1989 by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme.
UN Council will decide the Theme for World Population Day every year. There is no specific theme this year, but they called for global attention on the unmet goals of the International Conference on Population and Development held in 1994. 25 years have passed for the landmark conference held in Cairo, 179 governments have recognized and adopted that “reproductive health and gender equality are essential for achieving sustainable development”. This year’s World Population Day is a reminder of the unfinished goals of the 1994 conference.
Overpopulation is already affecting our lives, depleting natural resources quickly and the threat poses to sustainability. The situation will become worse if we don’t figure out a perfect solution at the right time. As a part of social responsibility, Sunshine Hospitals educating and creating awareness among people about rising concerns of overpopulation.