Directorate of Family Welfare J&K celebrates World Population Day 2024

JAMMU, JULY 11: On the occasion of World Population Day 2024, the Directorate of Family Welfare J&K, under the overall supervision of Director Dr. Tajamul Hussain Khan, organized an awareness rally from Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. The event aimed to highlight the importance of family planning and sustainable population growth.
The rally was flagged off by Dr. Hamid Zargar, Medical Superintendent Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, in the presence of Dr. Shahid Hussain, State Immunization Officer J&K. The rally traversed various areas of Gandhi Nagar and key locations of the city.
Participants commenced with slogans emphasizing the need for informed decision-making regarding family size and reproductive health. Students carried placards and banners advocating for accessible healthcare services and education on reproductive rights.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Hamid Zargar stressed the significance of empowering communities with knowledge on contraception and maternal health. He highlighted the hospital’s initiatives in providing counseling and support to expectant mothers and families.
Participants pledged to continue advocating for policies that prioritize reproductive health and ensure every individual’s right to make informed choices regarding their families.
The event at Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar on World Population Day 2024 stands as a testament to the proactive role of youth in fostering dialogue and action towards a balanced and equitable society.
Among those present during the launch were Anoop Luthra, DD (E&S), Dr. Arti Nayar, Deputy CMO Jammu, Dr. Rashmi Sharma, DIO Jammu, Rakesh Sharma, SMEMO J&K, Dr. Isha, SPO eVIN UNDP, Parshotam Kumar, SCCO J&K, Vijay Rekha, Tutor at AMT School Gandhi Nagar, and Naveen Sharma, JHI, along with other officials.
Prizes were also awarded to students who made placards and posters on the World Population Day theme.

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