ADC Longleng, Temsuwati speaking at the World Population Day observed on July 11 at DC’s office complex. (DIPR Photo)
Longleng, July 11 (MExN): Longleng district observed World Population Day with ADC Longleng, Temsuwati as the special guest on July 11 at DC’s office complex with the theme ‘Start a meaningful tomorrow with family planning.’
Addressing the gathering, the ADC emphasized on the importance of quality education which he said is an important tool to create awareness on family planning and quality of life in the present generation. Only a literate person will understand the importance of birth control, unwanted pregnancy and sex education from the print media, he added. He also spoke on free and open communication between parents and children on sex education to prevent unwanted pregnancy at young age and other sexually transmitted diseases. He appealed to the youths to be well aware about the present trends of the society and act accordingly.
In his keynote address, DPO RCH/UIP, Longleng, Dr. S. Imnameren asserted that family planning is not just a part of curbing ‘growing population’ but also has a positive impact at individual level. The day is also observed to spread knowledge about other important issues including gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights. Stressing on the increasing maternal death day by day at alarming pace, he said that unplanned child-bearing severely affects the child and both the parents as we get to know from different sources. He also informed on reduce infant mortality risk, prevention of sexually transmitted disease, reduce risk of producing disabled child and prevention of adolescent pregnancy.
Short speeches were delivered by CMO Longleng, Dr. O. Kongan Phom and Executive Secretary PBCA, Longleng, Tialemba. Earlier, invocation was proposed by Pastor LTBC, Rev. Beau and welcome address by MS District Hospital, Longleng, Dr. Toshirenla.
The highlights of the program included special number by the Cross Road Band, short play by Adolescent Club, Marathon Race and Prize distribution to the winners of the Marathon race. The winners of the marathon race for both male & female according to merit were Bushang, Henchem and Chingmei, and under female category Yemkup, Nangnyu and Khamnyu.
DPRO Longleng in a news report stated that the programme was chaired by DPM Longleng, Viroli Sangtam while vote of thanks and benediction were pronounced by DVBO Longleng, Dr. Manyau Phom and Associate Pastor (Women) LABA, Asangla respectively.