Trishuli (Nuwakot), 5th February, 2015Â : Until some years ago, Kagatigaun at Okharpauwa VDC in Nuwakot was infamous for child marriage but with the recent declaration of ‘Child marriage-free Kagatigaun’, it has got rid of this social problem.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, local leaders of various political parties and the VDC secretary jointly declared the VDC child marriage-free VDC amid a programme held here on Wednesday.
The Balami community among the Newars here been marrying off their children ritually on the occasion of Shree Panchami, but the tradition is bucked for seven years due to the awareness, shared Samir Balami, Chairperson of the Mahalaxmi Janajagriti Yuwa Pariwar.
On the occasion, Minister Pandey spoke of the need to prioritize modern education system to uplift the living standard of the people.
He also shared that the government was gearing up to uplift the backward communities through education and awareness programmes.
A 24-point declaration was announced in the programme for the development of Okharpauwa VDC.
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