Still 10 % daughters' marriage before 15

12/23/2017

Nepalgunj, Dec. 23: The 'Golden Nepal Mega Campaign for Daughters' kicked off in Banke district since Friday so as to contribute to end child marriage.
The campaign spearheaded by actress Rekha Thapa and Nar Bahadur Karki is gradually gaining cooperation from civil society at local level.
Various personalities including Lions Club of Nepal District 325 B Governor Madhu Sudan Sharma, former governor Sem Shakya, Gopal Nath Yogi of B Group and woman activist Richa Luitel have also extended their personal supports to the campaign.
At an open public programme organized here on Friday as part of the campaign, the school and college students of the district were sensitized on the problems arising from child marriage and its negative effects on individual, family and society.
At a press conference organized following the event, campaigner duo, Thapa and Karki, said they would run this campaign as collective efforts of all like-minded people by not taking support from any partner organizations.
They shared that roughly 17 percent daughters' in Nepal got married before reaching 17 while 10 percent under 15. RSS

Related News

Bakar-Eid today

Kathmandu, Sept. 13: The Muslims community across the country are observing the Bakar-Eid with much fanfare Tuesday. The Muslims people visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, observed Namaj and exchange greetings to each others in the festival.  The festival falls on the 70th day of the Ramadan, the nine…

Policeman held on charge of raping mentally ill woman

   Dhangadi, Sept 24:  Police have arrested a policeman for allegedly raping a mentally challenged woman at Campus Chowk in Dhangadi district.   According to the District Police Office (DPO) , Dhangadi, Gaursingh Faral, allegedly raped the woman taking her to a nearby bush on Friday.   The locals caught…

Energy crisis major setback for urban development

Kathmandu, Sept. 30:Experts have raised concerns about inadequate infrastructures and amenities in sprawling urban areas. Speaking at a talk programme on ‘Urban challenges and the role of private sector in Nepal’, they said that the new urban areas should be developed in a planned manner and should be equipped with…

Animal sacrifice can never be religion

Pokhara, Oct 3: Speakers at a programme held on the occasion of the International Day of Non- Violence expressed a joint commitment to discourage animal sacrifices in temples and religious shrines in name of religion. During the interaction on minimizing the scale of animal sacrifices held by Woman for Social…

Less complaints filed at help desks: Police

Kathmandu, Oct. 5: Citizens’ Help Desks (CHDs) that were established ahead of the festive seasons are receiving less public complaints than what the police had expected. The Nepal Police in the wake of the festive mood of Dashain, Tihar and Chhath had set up nine CHDs at major junctions of…

At least 50 hurt in Tanahu bus accident

Damauli, Oct 6: A least 50 people were injured when a passenger bus met with an accident at Amreni of Byas Municipality-1, Tahanu today.  A bus (Ga 1 Kha 4153) en route to Damauli from Muglin veered off the road and fell into a paddy field. Overtaking was suspected as…

Video

Find Us on Facebook

From Social

Tokyo (Japan), Sept. 13: A new leadership assumed responsibilities at the Non Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA), Japan on Sunday. The new office bearers took oath of office and secrecy after a long fought battle resulting from dissatisfaction from those who…

Lama led officials assume responsibility in NRNA Japan