Special Assembly presentation with musical performance and speech on world population day enlightened the students during morning assembly at DRS International School. On July 11th every year is observed as World Population Day.
Our school observed World Population Day on the 11th of July with a special morning assembly. The student-led assembly that included speeches and a special quiz highlighted factors that lead to exponential population growth and emphasised the ways in economical disparities and social problems are linked to unchecked population growth.
The main aim of this global event is to raise awareness about family planning. According to the United Nations World Population Day webpage, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 International Conference on Human Rights, where family planning was, for the first time, globally affirmed to be a human right which continues to be an important event around the world. This day creates a sense of urgency on the need to address the exploding world population, while also spreading awareness about the importance of reproductive health. Our students were keen to learn about how they could create this awareness and make a difference in a populous country such as ours.