Jamshedpur : Students from National Service Scheme (NSS) units of about 35 constituent and affiliated colleges of Kolhan University participateda rally.Ranjeet Kumar Singh, pro vice-chancellor of Kolhan University flagged off the rally at the Michael John auditorium in Bistupur.
The rally was collaboratively supported by New Delhi based organisation JansankhyaSthirtaKosh, the National Population Stabilisation Fund.
The volunteers started from Michael John auditorium to the Tata Steel General Office gate taking a turn towards Tata Steel Guest House in Northern Town to GopalMaidan and culminated at the starting point.
” The world population is rising everyday. It is time to control situation. We need to educate people to keep their families small for better future,” said Singh while addressing students before flagging off the rally.
The NSS units also received an award at a function after the rally. Based on their work the NSS unit of Karim City College was awarded the best NSS unit followed by the Graduate School College for Women and Tata College Chaibasa. The rwinnereceived a cash award of Rs 35000 while Graduate School College for Women received Rs 30,000 and Tata College received Rs 25000.
Another official said the alarming growth of population in India has become a concern for citizens of the country, particularly for the creamy layers, including government agencies. This calls for concerted effort from all sections of the society and the responsibility for all development departments, ministries, NGOs and civil societies and not only the Health and Family Welfare department alone, to actively partake in playing a vital role in containing the abnormal growth of population, he said. Population stabilisation campaign programme should be made peoples programme by involving local leaders, NGOs and civil society leaders, religious leaders, teachers through the media and all other means of advertisements and communication through various creative and innovative methods.