KOHIMA, July 11 - Nagaland today observed World Population Day by holding advocacy workshop, launching a Family Planning Health Mela and Intensified Diarrhoea Control fortnight at Tiyi Town Hall in Wokha district.
State Home Minister Y Patton addressing a gathering said the alarming growth of population in India has become a concern for citizens of the country, particularly for the creamy layers, including government agencies.
This calls for concerted effort from all sections of the society and the responsibility for all development departments, Ministries, NGOs and civil societies and not only the Health and Family Welfare department alone, to actively partake in playing a vital role in containing the abnormal growth of population, he said.
Population stabilisation campaign programme should be made peoples programme by involving local leaders, NGOs and civil society leaders, religious leaders, teachers through the media and all other means of advertisements and communication through various creative and innovative methods, Patton added. � PTI