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The Department of Economics, Don Bosco College, Tura observed the World Population Day, on 17th September 2022. Though the world population day is celebrated on 11th July, the department could not celebrate on 11th July as the college reopened on that day after the semester break. The department also felt that since population awareness is always important it ought to be observed even if there had been a delay.

The day is being observed for the last thirty years having begun way back in 1989 when the day was first observed by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme inspired by the Public Interest in Five Billion Day. On 11th July, 1987 the world population reached the five billion mark. World Population Day aims to increase people’s awareness on various issues such as importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.

Every year there is a specific theme for World Population Day and the theme of World Population Day 2022 is “A world of 8 billion: Towards a resilient future for all - Harnessing opportunities and ensuring rights and choices for all.” The World population has reached 7.97 billion and expected to reach 8 billion on 15th November 2022 and 10 billion by 2057 AD.

In Don Bosco College the day started with a poster competition on the effects of population growth followed by a seminar by the students of the Department of Economics. Fr. Bivan Rodriques Mukhim spoke on the problems of population explosion. Prof. Siddhartha Roy from the department of Economics highlighted the importance of this day to create awareness on population issues. He also appreciated Prof. Brave Well Mawthoh and Prof. Koyel Roy for guiding the students in the preparation of the papers. Students of all the 3 semesters presented papers on world population, causes and effects of population growth, relation between population growth and sustainable development and policies framed by the Government of India to check population growth.

At the end, Prof. Koyel Roy appreciated the students for their informative presentation and thanked everyone for their hard work.

The seminar was a success and all the students participated in it with great enthusiasm.


Siddhartha  Roy

Head, Dept of Economics 

Don Bosco College Tura

Dated: 17.09.2022