No alternative to preventing child marriage
19 March 2015, Nirapad News: Speakers at a views-sharing meeting today said there is no alternative to preventing child marriage, repression and violence against women for flourishing women leadership in building a discrimination free society.
The district administration of Panchagarh jointly with Ahsania Mission Shishu Nagori and Kinder Naught Hilf (KNH) of Germany organised the meeting at Dwarikamari Bi-lateral High School under Hafizabad union of Sadar upazila in Panchagarh.
Chairman of Hafizabad union Shahadat Hossain presided over the meeting styled “Women Repression and Prevention of Child Marriage, Goals, Objectives and Action Plans of Ahsania Mission Shishu Nagori” with the beneficiary children.
Sadar upazila chairman of Panchagarh Anwar Sadat Samrat attended and addressed the meeting as the chief guest.
Female Vice-chairman of Sadar upazila Kamrun Nahar Shahin, Panchagarh Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Laila Muntejari Deena, Bangladesh Coordinator of KNH Maruf Momtaz Rumi and Programme Manager of Ahsania Mission Shishu Nagori Jahangir Hossain addressed as the special guests.
General Secretary of Panchagarh District Nagorik Committee Advocate Ershad Hossain Sarker, Executive Director of ‘Paraspor’ Akhterun Nahar Saki and Executive Director of ‘Bikash Bangladesh’ Alauddin Pradhan also spoke.
The male and female students of Dwarikamari Bi-lateral High School and Dwarikamari Government Primary School, teenage boys and adolescents, parents, teachers, NGO officials, civil society members, public preventives and local elite were present.
The speakers highlighted the reasons behind social curses like child marriage, dowry and repression those have engulfed the society, especially the poorer section people in the backward areas, for decades together creating unrest in family life and society.
They called upon all concerned, including the students, teachers and guardians, to set up an example of not arranging any child marriage to free the upazila from the social curse through collective initiatives and rectifying their past mistakes.
The chief guest called for launching a vigorous movement involving everybody in the society to free the nation from the curse of child marriage through collective initiatives and rectifying the previously committed mistakes.