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Santana Chakma urges all to unite and pledge to eradicate practice of child marriage


By TC News Desk

Agartala, 12th March 2024 :   The Agartala Town Hall was a hub of activity on Tuesday as the city marked International Women’s Day with a special function. The event, spearheaded by the Department of Social Welfare and Social Education, saw the gathering of notable figures, including Minister Tinku Roy, who officially commenced the festivities by lighting the ceremonial lamp.

The assembly was graced by the presence of Minister Santana Chakma, Tripura Assembly Chief Whip Kalyani Saha Roy, MLA Minarani Sarkar, among others, who joined in solidarity to honor the day dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements.

In a stirring address, Minister Tinku Roy underscored the unique cultural reverence for women in India, noting the nation’s distinction in addressing the motherland as ‘mother’—a testament to the esteemed status women hold within Indian society. He further highlighted the current representation of women in high offices, including the President of India and the Finance Minister, as symbols of the significant strides women have made in contributing to the nation’s development.

Minister Roy also took the opportunity to celebrate the successes of Tripura’s female athletes, who have made remarkable contributions in the realm of sports.

Echoing the sentiments of respect and progress, Minister Santana Chakma emphasized the importance of mutual respect between genders as a cornerstone for societal advancement. She articulated the critical role women play in society as diligent contributors and called for their development to achieve the vision of ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat’ and ‘Ek Tripura, Shrestha Tripura.’

In a call to action, Minister Chakma stressed the government’s commitment to fostering women’s self-reliance and raised awareness about the detrimental effects of child marriage on girls. She urged the community to unite in a pledge to eradicate this practice, thereby safeguarding the future of young women and furthering the cause of gender equality.

The event concluded with a collective vow to combat child marriage, marking a day of reflection, celebration, and resolve towards creating a more equitable society.

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