Bhubaneswar: World Population Day 2023 was recently observed by Utkal University at PG Council hall by the Population Research Center of Utkal University.
Prof Sabita Acharya, vice-chancellor of the university presided over the programme; and said that population control and good health can be achieved through public awareness.
Former director of AIIMS-Bhubaneswar, Prof Ashok Kumar Mohapatra attended the programme as the chief guest and said ‘health is wealth’, but many of us ignore it due to busy lifestyles and other reasons.
Infrastructure and public awareness are needed along with the overall cooperation that is necessary, he added.
PG Council chairperson Prof Navaneeta Rath joined as the guest of honour and highlighted the importance of celebrating World Population Day. Prof Debendra Kumar Biswal, deputy director Population Research Center gave the welcome address while Rajeev Kumar Sahu delivered the vote of thanks.