Students from Vellalar Educational Institutions took out a rally here on July 11 to mark World Population Day.

The event was established by the United National Development Programme in 1989 after the world’s population reached five billion on July 11, 1987. The theme for 2018 is “Family Planning is a Human Right”.

Member of Parliament, P S. Selvakumara Chinnayan, in the presence of Collector S. Prabhakar and MLA K.S. Thennarasu, flagged off the rally at Thindal.

In Salem, Collector Rohini R. Bhajibhakare flagged off the rally at Collectorate premises in which college students participated in large numbers. In Namakkal, Collector M. Asia Mariam flagged off an awareness rally at the town.

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