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Awareness workshop on child marriage and drug addiction held at Brajendranagar Class XII School, Sabroom


BY TC News Desk

Agartala, 20th June 2024:   An awareness workshop on child marriage and drug addiction was organized at the Brajendranagar Class XII School in Sabroom on Thursday at 11:30 am. The event was held in the school hall under the auspices of the National Service Scheme (NSS) and was aimed at educating students and the local community about these pressing social issues.

The workshop was presided over by the school’s headmaster, Sujit Majumdar. Anil Majumdar, the chairperson of the Saatchand Block Panchayat Committee was present as the chief guest, while Nityananda Sarkar, SDPO from the Sabroom subdivision served as the keynote speaker. The event was also attended by Haradhan Das, the Upa-Pradhan of the Panchayat.

In his keynote address, Sub-Divisional Police Officer Nityananda Sarkar emphasized the critical role of education in combating child marriage. “The role of an educated mother is essential in building a healthy nation,” Sarkar stated. “But even in the 21st century, girls in our state are deprived of family education, primarily due to child marriage.”

Sarkar pointed out that child marriage is a significant barrier to the healthy development of the next generation. “In rural Bengal, families of boys often exploit the economic vulnerability of girls to encourage early marriage. This tendency disrupts women’s education and increases health risks,” he said. “Early marriages lead to a higher risk of maternal mortality and the birth of disabled children. Such marriages often result in divorces and various family disturbances.”

He called for a unified effort to combat this practice. “People from all sections of society need to declare a jihad against child marriage,” Sarkar urged.

The workshop also addressed the detrimental effects of drug addiction. Sarkar encouraged students involved in the NSS to take an active role in organizing anti-drug awareness programs in their communities. “It is crucial to make students aware of the harmful effects of drugs,” he noted. “If you notice anyone using drugs or see drugs being cultivated, report it immediately to the police or the administration.”

The event concluded with a strong message about the importance of education and community involvement in eradicating child marriage and drug addiction, reinforcing the school’s commitment to fostering a safe and healthy environment for all its students.

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