Population Research Centre, Department of Statistics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam observed World Population Day in collaboration with Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP) and a function was held through Google Meet in the Population Research Centre, Andhra University. The Vice-Chairperson, Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE) & State Nodal Officer, All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) Prof.T. Lakshmamma was the Chief Guest.
Delivering the key speech, Prof.T.Lakshmamma expressed historical background of Indian Population stages. World Population Day celebrating it’s a alarming of population issues. Explained present population issues – youth, child, adolescent health, COVID-19 pandemic and also discuss – millennium development goals and sustainable development goals on culture and tradition.
Prof.V.Krishna Mohan, Registrar, Andhra University have delivered an incredible speech on population issues, woman health and child health issues and COVID pandemic situation how to change human life and how to protect environment.
Prof.K.Srinivasa Rao, Head, Dept. of Statistics, Andhra University in his presidential address and express current population issues and COVID pandemic impact on migrants.
Dr.K.V.R.Subrahmanyam, E.C.Member, Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP), spoke about the nutrition, immunization, family planning and public health services in India. He said 83 million population added in every year to the world population, 13 million population added in every year to the Indian population. Population growth rate definitely comedown and also explain Indian demographic scenario, India had 35 crore reproductive women – it’s a big challenge to provide health care facilities to the people and also had 60 million adolescent (15 – 19 years) need to counseling to their health, and hygienic practices and nutrition.
Most of the public health facilities not provide institutional deliveries due to COVID pandemic.
Prof.K. Rosaiah, Registrar, Acharya Nagarjuna University address the present population scenario and change the life style due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Prof. B. Muniswamy, Honorary Director, Population Research Centre, Andhra University in his speech gave an overview of the current population trends and their implications. Dr. Muniswamy reported that the evidence through a number of studies carried out by the Population Research Centre (PRC) shows that many Mother and Child Health (MCH) indicators are not at desired level.
The Adolescents have lesser awareness about the issues relating to their health and hygiene. On the occasion of World Population Day – 2020 our PRC conducted virtual Elocution and Quiz competitions, in this nearby 600 participants are participated, merit participants got the e-Merit certificates and remaining all given e-Participation certificates. In this occasion also participated in virtual platform Prof. P. Vijaya Prakash, Dept. of Anthropology, A.U., Prof.B.V.Surya Narayana, Dept. of Statistics, A.U., Dr.Ch. Suribabu, Dr.R.Vijaya Krishna and PRC staff.
Dr.K.Srinivasa Rao, Population Research Centre, A.U. has proposed a formal Vote of Thanks.