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Will Continue Fight Against Child Marriage: Odisha's UN Award Winner Jhulima Mallik

Kandhamal: “United Nation’s V Award has given me the strength to continue with my fight against the evil practice of child marriage,” said Jhulima Mallik after returning Odisha. Mallik, a tribal girl from K.Nuagaon block under Kandhamal district bagged the prestigious United Nation’s V-Award at New Delhi on 5 December and returned to her home […]

Child Marriages Rampant In Odisha, Govt Plans To Fight The Social Evil

Bhubaneswar: Married off at a tender age, Gulati Padiami (17) of Butiguda village in tribal-dominated Malkangiri district is now a mother of a nine-month-old girl. The underage marriage has not only ruined her childhood but also has adversely affected her health. Similar is the case of Sunita Rout, her fellow villager who was married off […]

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Task Force To Check Child Marriages In Koraput Dist

Koraput: A task force has been constituted in Odisha’s Koraput district to check the practice of child marriage, common among the tribal communities in the region, a senior official said. Against a state average of 21.3 per cent and a national average of 26.8 per cent, the annual rate of child marriage in the district […]