Debate and advocacy have been held in Palhinandan, West Nawalparasi, with local stakeholders on child marriage and various issues. Debates and advocacy have been held with the local stakeholders on child marriage and various issues in the project of ABC Nepal Strom Foundation’s financial support and Ekta Kishor Kishori Network, Palhinandan-5.
Debates and advocacy programs were held with stakeholders on child marriage and various issues with the slogan of youth partnership and responsibility in community development. The program was chaired by Network President Hemalata Gupta and hosted by Palhinandan Rural Municipality Chairman Baiju Prasad Gupta and Chief Administrative Officer Shri Prasad Gautam and ABC Nepal Regional Chief Manoj Lamichhane.
He highlighted the need to play a role in problem solving and development rather than tackling it. In addition, the adolescents said that for the solution of local problems and development, measures should be taken to solve the problems by debating and lobbying with the local people’s representatives and stakeholders.
He said that he would support the work done by the adolescents and would take care of the problems of the adolescents as his own problem. Expressing happiness over the work done by the adolescents, he said that they have also provided various stationery, laptops, and modular items from the rural municipality.
Speaking on the occasion, special guest Gautam said that the village would go against child marriage tradition and many other incidents that are happening day by day in the community who are against child future. He said that he would solve the problem of adolescents as his own problem. He also said that the adolescents have been supporting the rural municipality by conducting various programs.
Speaking on the occasion, the distinguished guest Lamichhane said that the knowledge and achievements gained in the training would help in the development of the society. He also said that there is an obligation.
Stating that ABC Nepal and Palhinandan Rural Municipality will always support each and every work done by the adolescents here, he said that it is important for all of us to raise our voice together for the solution of various problems such as child marriage. He also thanked the Palhinandan Rural Municipality for its liberalization support for building the future of adolescents.
In the program, Palhinandan rural municipality provided 48 tripods, 1 laptop, 1 projector, 1 copy, pen 1800 pieces, 6 sets of modular equipment to the adolescents of Palhinandan to increase their self-confidence and access to education.
Ward President of Ward No. 3 Godhan Prasad Harijan, ABC Nepal Supervisor Bishnu Pariyar, Rajesh Arya, Volunteer Bandana Tharu, Accounts Officer Umesh Devkota, Program Coordinator Kriti Thapa, Social Worker Pashupati Gupta, Journalist Mahesh Yadav, and other guests were also present on the occasion. The program was conducted by Rajman Barai, Supervisor, ABC Nepal.