World Population Day | Hamro Patro

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World Population Day

Background: Awareness of global population issues, world population day is observed every year on July 11th. Mainly two things are focused on the celebration, raising awareness on exploding world population and informing about reproductive health and rights are prioritized. Since 1989, World Population Day has been celebrated on July 11 every year to address population issues around the world.

Interestingly, on July 11, 1987, on the occasion of the world's population reaching about 5 billion, the Population Summit announced the celebration of this day.

It took about 300,000 years for the population to reach one billion since the creation of the human species on earth. Coming to Population Day 2023, one billion people have been added in the last 12 years. Along with this, it was recently announced that the world's population has reached eight billion. According to the United Nations Population Report published on the occasion of World Population Day, it is estimated that the world's population reached eight billion on November 15, 2022.
Population- Opportunity or challenge?
Controversy has begun over whether population growth is an opportunity or a challenge. Many of us are taught that population growth is bad and needs to be controlled, according to a new curriculum brought to schools by His Majesty's Government in 2056 BS. But population growth is not always negative, now that the country's future has reached a negative point due to its declining population in the most developed countries of the world, it has created a frightening situation. This is because people are more interested in work, development, and innovation than in reproduction. Maybe, the population day of 2020 will start to advocate on both sides of population growth and address the lower birth rates of the majority of super developed nations in the globe.
The fact is that if the population is small, even a small resource can lead to a quality of life. However, it is the same population that will complete the manpower required for development and prosperity. Without a balanced population, the security, development, and sustainable future of any country cannot be imagined.
China's example 
China, the world's powerhouse and the world's most populous country has adopted a one-child system out of fear of a growing population and has called on its people to allow them to have two children in 2015 after a long study to achieve a population level. Even the Japanese, who have adopted the busiest lifestyle in the world, are encouraged to spend their personal and family time and are inspired to reproduce, while in many other countries there are growing frustrations of a certain level of population and child production. In Nepal, India, and Bangladesh, the population is considered a bonus, meaning that the active population, i.e. 16 to 49, is more than 60 percent of the total population. Unfortunately, the sweat of Nepali manpower is dripping abroad more than at home. Nepali sweat, which can make greenery in the desert of the Gulf, can bring its own green country and create prosperity, but where is the ink stuck in the world of possibility?

Theme 2023:
According to UNFPA, this year focuses on how to safeguard the health and rights of women and girls; and putting the brakes on COVID-19.  The small number of children in a human settlement does not bring prosperity, but it is wise to plan a family so that the children can be properly cared for, nourished, fed, and given health.
By modifying the saying that the child should cover the hills, the success and deeds of the children should cover the hills so that everyone can be educated and nurtured. We are and so is the world. Suyog Dhakal

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