Talk on child welfare, protection held in B’pur

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Talk on child welfare, protection held in B’pur

Friday, 14 September 2018 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR

The State Social Welfare Board organised a seminar titled “Rescue and rehabilitation of victims affected under child marriage and trafficking” here on Thursday.

Board Chairperson Latika Pradhan presided over the seminar where BeMC Mayor K Madhavi,  Commissioner Chakraborty Singh Rathore, BDA Chairman Subash Moharana, ASP Santanu Dash, District Social Welfare Board officer Manorama Reddy, Secretary SK Katubuddin attended as guests.

Block CDPOs, Anganwadi Workers, ASHA workers, BeMC Corporators and NGO representatives were present. They were made aware of various laws to check child trafficking and child marriage.

In her speech, Pradhan lamented that the anti-child marriage act, though completed 90 years of implementation, has not yielded desired result. She said efforts are being made to convince people not to marry off their daughters till they become major and attend marriageable age. More such efforts will be made in coming days, she said.

ASP Dash said though many awareness programmes have been undertaken to stop illegal trafficking of girls, they have not yielded desired results.

District Board Officer Reddy said as many as 61 child marriages have been stopped during the last three years in Ganjam district. While 15 child marriages were stopped in 2015-16, 22 in 2016-17 and 24 were stopped in 2017-18.

More numbers of child marriages are reported in Khallikote, Dharakote, Aska and Bhanjanagar areas, he said.

In the second session, former Board Chairperson Kasturi Mohapatra, Kanhu Rout and Disrict Child Protection officer Subodha Sarangi attended and discussed various aspects relating to child marriage and child trafficking.

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