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UT to celebrate World Population Day today

chandigarh Updated: Jul 10, 2013 18:14 IST
HT Correspondent

The UT administration is celebrating World Population Day on Thursday on the theme “Small Family-Happy Family” and will observe two fortnights - mobilisation fortnight and stabilisation fortnight.

Mobilisation fortnight was celebrated from June 27 to July 10 for creating awareness among the public regarding family planning and motivating them to adopt small family norms through health talks, counselling and by holding camps.

Stabilisation fortnight would be organised from July 11 to 24 through distribution of condoms and conducting sterilisation procedures.

The overall objective is to put emphasis on the importance of family planning and to reduce the consequent issues arising from the increasing population by making them aware of the hidden disaster of population explosion.