July 11 is observed as World Population Day. Our planet is now home to more than 6 billion people. With almost one-half of the world's population is under the age of 25, the choices people make today will impact our shared future. Worldwide increasing human population can contribute to the destruction of habitat and the depletion of irreplaceable natural resources. In many places, these trends further strap poverty-stricken communities, endanger the health of mothers and children and hinder economic progress.
One of every six people on earth is an adolescent. In the developing world, more than 40% of the population is under the age of 20.
The theme of this year's world population day is `One billion adolescent: the right to health, information and services', highlights the need to support young people in their efforts to lead safe, rewarding lives and contribute to the well-being of their families and communities.
UNFPA is focusing attention on adolescents around the world and the need for improved access to comprehensive reproductive health care services. It aims at prosperity of people around the world and is an essential element in building the foundation for an environmentally sustainable future.
Throughout the world, millions of girls and boys are deprived of education which in turn harms the individual prospects and those of society at large. In some countries, half of all girls are married before the age of 18, often resulting in early childbearing that poses serous health risks to both mother and child. Experience shows that educated women are more likely to marry later, and have healthy and better educated children, who will pass on these benefits from one generation to the next.
If the world is to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, essential interventions and involvement of youth is a must. It is they who can best identify their needs and who must help design the programmes that address them. The youth are the future, they also shape the future. Therefore, we must act now to both protect their health and well-being and to enable them to create a positive future for themselves.
Later during the day, a couple of XII standard students from S.J. Public School, Janta Colony, Jaipur also came forward and gave their punch line on the World Population Day. Mrs. Manju Sharma, Vice-Principal of the School appreciated the work of IDF in humanitarian interest.
The augmenting population becomes an intimidation to life. - Reshu Jain
Spreading awareness among the people is the only way to control the exploding population. - Priyanka Agarwal
The world human population is at its peak. It is human duty to see that while they increase in numbers, the animal population does not deteriorate and affect the ecosystem. - Rahul Golecha
Life is small, it is precious. Try to live happily. Let's not explode our lives, by blowing population. - Nishant Dudhoria
IDF congratulates Mahima Gehlot, Reshu Jain, Priyanka Agarwal, Rahul Golecha and Nishant Dudhoria for their wonderful messages.