World Population Day
Ever wondered why the WHO and UN speak of a small family…? Have you come across the style statement preferred by today’s generation, “A small happy family”?? Do you know why the 11th of July is dedicated to the world’s population…as World Population Day?
Today, the biggest environmental decision is the size of the family which is directly proportional to the Quality of life, parenting and childhood. Therefore, a small happy family is an earlier heaven. In India, a small family is the need of the hour, where population explosion is a major problem confronting the nation. Many people today seek to live in a more sustainable and environmental friendly manner. Going by the facts, it will not be an understatement to declare that we will finally end up polluting Mother Nature to the extreme, thereby creating a perfect recipe for disaster, which will definitely involve a huge toll of human lives in the years to come.
A well-organized family will be able to function smoothly. A small family would more likely ensure well-fed and healthy members. It goes without a saying, that kids will receive a lot more love and attention from their parents. Parents will most likely miss out on quality time, otherwise required to imbibe good values in their kids. Quality time helps to develop and strengthen the bond between family members. Especially when there is a large family, it’s not uncommon to witness family heads getting overwhelmed with responsibilities. Each head in the family has a cost. Therefore, the size of a family hugely determines the financial health. A small family ends up leading a less stressful life. Therefore, everyone has a healthy dose of smile on their cheeks.
Therefore, 11th July is observed as World Population Day to reaffirm the human right to plan a family. If you are happy, only then will you be able to keep people around you happy as well, which is why it’s said, “Small family is a happy family”.
Moreover, Pregnancy and Child-birth should be Informed Decisions. United Nations Statistics’ show that about 16 million girls, under the age of 18 give birth each year. While another 3.2 million of these girls undergo unsafe abortions. Surprisingly 90% of them in the developing world are married. But, for most of the girls, pregnancy isn’t a matter of an informed choice.
On this World Population Day, we need to raise awareness of adolescent pregnancy to ensure these girls are given a fair chance to enjoy their Growing Years.