Nawalparasi: A stage drama program against child marriage has been organized in Susta Rural Municipality of West Nawalparasi with the support of ABC Nepal, Strom Foundation, and the cooperation of Susta Rural Municipality, and the project of Samvad Kishor Kishori Network.
Chaired by Rima Kahar, Chairperson of the Network and Chief Guest by Ram Prasad Pandey, Chairperson of Susta Rural Municipality
A stage play program against child marriage has been completed.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest Pandey said that the future of the children is in jeopardy when they marry children at an early age. Also, remorse for child marriage seems to have caused various problems and challenges. He said that the children were forced to live meaningless life due to the mental, family, and marital problems of the children. He also thanked the sponsors for raising the awareness of child marriage in our own families and communities to end child marriage.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman Kahar said that parents are forcibly marrying children. As a result, the children’s education, as well as their future, has deteriorated. And in order to reduce child marriage, we must raise our voices against it from our own families, communities, and societies. She said that she will be involved in the child-friendly campaign with the slogan “Marriage is over twenty years”. She also urged all adolescents and their parents not to engage in child marriage.
Vice President of Susta Rural Municipality Indira Kumari Tharuni, social workers Ravinder Jaiswal, Sanjeev Kurmi, Vrijesh Kumar Dhusad, and President of Ward Level Youth Club Susta-4 Asish Kumar Gupta were present in the program. The program was conducted by Kishori Puja Harijan in the presence of 213 people.