Officials urged to work for child-marriage free Jangaon district

By   |  Published: 23rd Jan 2021  8:00 pm

Jangaon: Expressing concern over the child-marriage problem, chairperson of Child Welfare Committee (CWC), combined Warangal district, Mandala Parashuramlu on Saturday urged officials, voluntary organisations, social activists and others to strive to make Jangaon, a child-marriage free district. He also stressed on the need for the protection of the girl child.

He was speaking at the National Girl Child Day programme held at the Prajadharana orphanage at Zaffergadh under the auspices of the Department of Child Protection, Jangaon, and Childline 1098. The event was presided over by District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) L Ravikanth.

Addressing the event, Parashuramulu, who was the chief guest, said that every parent should understand the importance of the girl’s education and strive to see that the girls would compete with the boys in all fields.

“The authorities have to work in coordination to make Jangaon, a child labour free and child marriage free district,” he added.

District Welfare Officer  (DWO) Jayanthi said there is a lot that needs to be given to the girl child. “If our laws are enforced without any discrimination against girls, it will pave the way for their development,” she added.

Orphanage organiser Gade Innareddy Reddy said the ‘ashram’ was working for the development of the girl child. He underscored that educating girls would make them better citizens of the country.

Bal Raksha Bhavan Coordinator Pavani, Pushpa, Childline -1098 Warangal district nodalcoordinator Iqbal Pasha, ICPS officials Ravi Kumar, Prakash, Rani, and children attended the event.

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