Bhubaneswar:11/7/17:The State level ceremony for observance of World Population Day was held here today. State Health & Family Welfare and Law Minister Shri Pratap Jena graced the occasion as chief guest. Among others Mission Director, National Health Mission, Odisha Smt. Shalini Pandit, Director of Family Welfare Dr Binod Kumar Mishra and Jt. Director (Family Welfare) Dr. Ajit Kumar Mohanty also attended the ceremony.
Minister Shri Jena felicitated and awarded Nuapada, Malkangiri and Gajpati as best three districts for family planning performance on sterilisation operation during 2016-17 and Rayagada, Koraput and Nuapada districts were also awarded for best performance in conducting Vasectomy operation during 2016-17. Koraput and Malkangiri districts were awarded for providing quality family planning services during 2016-17 and Kandhamal and Mayurbhanj districts were felicitated for best performance in PPIUCD insertions. Similarly, Dr. Rabindra Nath Mishra of Jajpur district and Dr. Sujnanendra Mishra of Bolangir were awarded for best performance in conducting minilap operation during WPF-2016. Among others, health workers, ASHA workers, Surgeons, ANM and NGO from 14 districts were also felicitated and awarded on the occasion for their inspiring performance in the sector in 2016-17.
This year World Population Day is being observed with launching of ‘Population Stabilisation Fortnight’ or ‘Janasankhya Sthirata Pakshya’ from 11th to 24th July, 2017 preceded by a ‘Mobilisation Fortnight from 27th June to 10th July 2017’ in the entire state.