MES’s PCER, Chembur organised a live webinar on the occasion of World Population Day ‘Take a Stand, Raise Awareness’ on 11th July, 2020. The webinar was in alignment with SDG#11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. The session was organised in collaboration with the University of Mumbai , Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension. The programme commenced with the University prayer song and Dr. Reni Francis, Principal, PCER welcomed the Chief Guest, the resource persons and the viewers. Dr Reni Francis introduced the webinar theme Take a Stand, Raise Awareness. The webinar was inaugurated by Dr. Dilip S. Patil, Hon. Director, Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension. Dr. Patil spoke about the importance of girls’ education to improve their social status. The main speakers for the session were Dr. Vivek Chincholkar, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Kalwa Hospital,Thane and Adv. Ms. Neesha George, Fiscal Officer, Joint Warfare Centre, Norway.
Dr. Vivek Chincholkar spoke about the relationship between mental health and growing population and the importance of having privacy and personal space in today’s scenario.
Adv. Ms. Neesha George spoke about her views and experience as a law person and she also shared the importance of educating girls on family planning and sex education.
The Webinar was attended by nearly 490 live participants and some of the viewers raised questions. The webinar was helpful in creating awareness regarding the urgency of educating people on the challenges of increasing population. The session can be viewed on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NVvI4A3p1E