Odisha’s Ganjam district now child marriage free 2022
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Ganjmi of Orissa has declared itself child marriage free district First in the state. The district administration has been able to stop 450 child marriages and video-record 48,383 marriages in two years – 2020 and 2021. After verification, Ganjam administration declared it as child marriage free district. The sarpanches and task force committee members had sent recommendations that no child marriages take place in their respective areas.
About the programme:
Ganjam had started a program called Nirbhaya Kadhi (fearless bud). The heads of all educational institutions have been directed to inform the administration if any girl between the age of 12 to 18 years remains absent from school for five days. At least one lakh adolescents have been counseled in the last two years. The administration has also made mandatory submission of Aadhar card for any marriage.
Important facts for all competitive exams:
- Odisha Capital: Bhubaneswar;
- Odisha Governor: Ganeshi Lal;
- Chief Minister of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik.
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