World Population Day: The Right to Family Planning

population day 12018 marks the 50th anniversary of the day when family planning was affirmed as a human right. Ever since, organisations and governments across the globe are coming together for a common goal: to spread awareness about family planning.

With over 7.6 billion people and just one habitable planet, there is enormous pressure on Earth to cater to our needs. Resources are depleting at a rapid rate, while humankind continues to face various health disorders, scarcity of food and water, and rampant natural disasters.

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It is thus imperative to lay emphasis on family planning and educate people about birth control measures. This will not just help address issues related to overpopulation, but also empower the people to improve their standard of living.

Let’s understand this with a study of two imaginary families – A and B. Family A has three members. The parents are educated and employed, and the child goes to a good school with access to many facilities. This family has decent savings. Family B, on the other hand, has 6 members. The parents are educated and employed, and the children do go to school, but the facilities they get pale in comparison. This family has little or no savings.

In a nutshell, smaller families equal bigger gains.

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To make this a win-win situation for the entire nation, a large number of people need suitable employment. In case there aren’t sufficient jobs, one can expect a decline in the quality of life led by our youth. This in turn will give birth to another set of challenges for our society, including cases of depression and mental disorders.

To do our bit for the greater good, Ponty Chadha Foundation trains young guns from less privileged families at Sardar Kulwant Singh Chadha Skills Academy. As a result, the youth not only learns skills and becomes employable, it also ends up earning a decent living for themselves and their families.

Also Read: Importance of Skills Training

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