Banihal, Nov 03: Awareness Programme was organised by the NGO Roshani foundation along with Child Welfare Committee Ramban, District Child protection unit Ramban and Mahila Shakti kendra Ramban.
There had been a lot of development in the society on one side but at the same time due to lack of proper awareness child marriages were still happening, said Chairman Roshani foundation.
This was a need to create awareness about the law and the punishments among the common man, he opined.
Mr. Irfan Ul Aziz Tantry said that child marriages pose a greater risk for the child, both physically and mentally, and in turn affects society.
He said that due to various reasons, child marriages still occur and only by creating an awareness among the parents can stop it.
He explained the various laws enacted against child marriage and further highlighted on the ill-effects of child marriage, and asked people to inform Childline 1098 if they come across child marriages.
Dr. Rabia highlighted the consequences of the child marriages among the participants and urged people to empower the girl child and provide the children education.
Mrs. Madhia Wani spoke among the people related to the importance of education of children .
Mrs. Muzahima, District Coordinator, Mahila Shakti Kendra Ramban also highlighted the ill effects of Child Marriage.
Tehsil President Roshani foundation Mr. Shabir Ahmed Mir spoke on this occasion and stated that the parents must make sure that the girls and boys were not married till they reach the age of 18 years and 21 years respectively. Awareness created among the parents about the consequences of such illegal child marriages, he said.
Chairman Block Development Counsil Mrs. Rashida Begum, Block Medical Officer Banihal Dr. Rabia Khan,Mr. Irfan ul Aziz Tantry, Member Child Welfare Committee district Ramban, Protection officer ICPS Ramban Mrs. Madhiya Wani, Muddasar Rashid Social Worker ICPS Ramban, District Coordinator Mahila Shakti Kender Ramban Mrs. Muzaima, Panchayat Judicial vice chairman Fayaz Ahmed, Sarpanch Haji Bashir Ahmed panchaya Doligam Upper B, Bashir Ahmed Naib Sarpanch Panchayat Doligam, Tehsil President Roshani foundation Mr. Shabir Ahmed Mir, Tehsil Vice President Mr. Abdul Rashid Naik, Asif Iqbal PMJAY, Anganwadi Workers and Helpers, officials of 12 RR Banihal Camp, senior Volunteer Arooj Ahmed Malik, Volunteer Nawreena Akhter, Volunteer Sameera Bano, Punches of the Panchayat were also participated in this Awareness Programme.
At the end Mr. Fayaz Ahmed and villages of the Panchayat thanks the officials for conducting such an awareness program in the Panchayat.