Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the need for population control during his Independence speech from the ramparts of Red Fort.
Modi said that there is a greater need for discussion and awareness on the population explosion.
"Population explosion will cause many problems for our future generations. But there is a vigilant section of public which stops to think, before bringing a child to the world, whether they can do justice to the child, give them all that she or he wants.
They have a small family and express their patriotism to the country. Let's learn from them. There is need of social awareness," Prime Minister Modi said.
Prime Minister had a word of praise for those who are going for small families. He said that such families are observing a form of patriotism.
He said: "Those who follow the policy of small family also contribute to the development of the nation, it is also a form of patriotism."
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