Anganwadi workers at village level before Akshay III making villagers aware, Complaint Helpline Numbers for Dhamtari: The Stop Child Marriage Control Room's telephone number 07722-232070 or on the mobile number 9753240549
Dhamtari 13 May 2021 Under the Child Marriage Prohibition Act-2006, there is widespread publicity by the Department of Women and Child Development for the prevention of child marriage in the district. On the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya festival on Friday 14 May, the Department of Preventing Child Marriage was made through Kotwar in Gram Panchayats and training of Anganwadi workers has also been given. Apart from this, Anganwadi workers are making efforts to make the villagers aware through wall writing.
District Program Officer Women and Child Development Shri MD Nayak informed that a committee has been constituted to prevent child marriage at the district level, in which the District Child Protection Officer, Protection Officer (Institutional and Non-Institutional), Law cum Probationary Officer, Child Development Project Officer, Labor Officer Including the station in-charge of the concerned area.
He said that if a complaint about child marriage is received, its information can be given on the control room's telephone number 07722-232070 or on the mobile number 9753240549. District Program Officer said that on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, wall writing and house offering are being done by Anganwadi workers at the village level to prevent child marriage malpractices and to make people aware, as well as the ill effects of child marriage and its legal aspects. Information is being given Apart from this, efforts have been made to sensitize the villagers by taking out a rally and through pamphlets. In the same sequence, Anganwadi workers of village Gagra, Udena and Senchua of Dhamtari development block Dhamtari development block are giving information about the Child Marriage Prohibition Act to the villagers through the first writing of Akshaya Tritiya festival and explaining to the parents by doing housebreaks. District Child Protection Officer Mr. Anand Pathak said that under the said Act, if a child conducts or attempts to get married or gets involved in it, a provision has been made for imprisonment for two years and a fine of up to one lakh rupees. He appealed to the district residents to get information about organizing child marriages and contact them immediately on the above telephone number so that strict legal action can be taken against the above malpractices.