Panaji, July 16, 2019 … The State Family Welfare Bureau, Directorate of Health Services in collaboration with Goa Science Centre and Planetarium, recently observed World Population  Day at the State level function held at Miramar .

The theme for the function was “Parivar Niyojan Se Nibhaye Zimmedari, maa aur bachhe ke swashtya ki puri tayyari’’.

The Deputy Director, Directorate of Health Services (Public Health), Dr. Geeta Kakodkar, speaking on the occasion said that due to increase in population created several problems like quick depletion of resources which are limited, etc. So a growing population should be a concern to all of us she added.

 Dr. Vandana Dhume, Project Coordinator, GSCP. Shri. Venkata Durga Prasad K., Project Director, GSACS, Dr. Siona  Gomes and DIO, SFWB, DHS, Dr. Doreen Noronha were present on the occasion.

CMO-SFWB, Dr.Vandan Dhume speaking on the occasion about the importance of world population day said that every year the Government through DHS observes World Population Day to assess the population and decide the initiatives to be taken to combat the issue and sensitize the people about cause and effects of increasing population and measures to be taken to control the same .

 Dr. Dhume thereafter presented the annual report of events, activities carried out during the entire year by the State Family Welfare Bureau. The activities and events were held to draw the attention of masses so as to work together on the issues of the growing population she added.   

On the occasion, various awards were presented to prize winners such as Kayakalp awards, Awards for Dance and Greeting Cards, Awards for essay and Best IEC activities on IDCF and World Population day Award.

Shri Umesh Kholkar compered the function while Shri. Venkata Durga Prasad K. Welcomed the gathering and Education Assistant GSCP, Smt. Sampada Parab proposed the vote of thanks.


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