‘Child marriage must be stopped to attain SDGs’

14 June, 2017 12:00 AM printer

RANGPUR: The chronic social curse of child marriage must be stopped to flourish latent talents and leadership of the girl children for attaining the sustainable development goals (SDGs), reports BSS.

The observation came at a workshop styled ‘Role of marriage registrars and matchmakers in preventing child marriage’ held at the LAMB Office in Gangachara upazila town in the district on Monday afternoon.

LAMB under its Adolescent Advancing Health (A2H) project organised the workshop with financial assistance of the USAID and technical cooperation of Plan International Bangladesh (PAB) for marriage registrars, matchmakers, Imams and Purohits of Gangachara upazila.

Representative of LAMB Uttam Kumar Sarker presided over the workshop and delivered welcome speech narrating goals and objectives of the A2H project and activities being conducted under in building a child marriage free society.

He also discussed on negative impacts of child marriage that shatters life hindering education of the girl children in becoming worthy citizens and the way-outs to eradicate the chronic social curse from the society.