World Habitat Day tomorrow, India to join global community

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New Delhi, Oct 5 (UNI) The United Nations' World Habitat Day will be celebrated tomorrow, reminding people that they have to bequeath a habitat that is rich for the future generations.

This year the theme of the day is 'Harmonious Cities'. The day is celebrated on the first Monday of October.

It was first celebrated in 1986 with the theme 'Shelter is My Right'.

As part of observing the day, various activities around the world will be organised to examine the problems of rapid urbanisation.

India too faces problems of environmental degradation, over population, rapid migration from rural to urban areas, alienation and growing competition for resources and jobs creating psychological problems.

The global celebrations of World Habitat Day will be held in the Angolan capital, Luanda.

Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja will mark the Day at Vigyan Bhawan here by outlining the problems involved in shelter for the poor and anomic situations arising out of rapid urbanisation.

She will deliver the World Habitat Day Address at the mega event.

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