Interacting with anganwadi members, he informed that construction of houses for Misson Shakti and anganwadi centres in all 22 blocks of the district will be taken up soon.
The 16-year-old girl was reportedly in a relationship which her parents didn't approve. They were unhappy with her for not severing ties with her boyfriend.
She was selected for the award under the English print news category in South India region.
As when the Pastor asked if anyone had objections to the marriage, a woman entered the Church along with police officials, and halted the ceremony.
Child Rights Trust, Bengaluru has urged the state government to declare November 1 as Anti-Child Marriage Day.
While the minor girl belongs to Dimiripatna village under Nayagarh, the 25-year-old youth hails from Lokeswarpur village in Khurda district.
While the economic impact of the Covid-induced lockdown and its after-effect has been well documented by now, what has perhaps been ignored is the social implication.
A timely alert by The New Indian Express team thwarted the marriage of a minor girl at a remote village in HD Kote taluk of Mysuru on Thursday.
Caste discrimination: Minor Dalit girl forced to abort by in-laws, Ranipet police nab 19-year-old husband, family
Sources said that the girl, a Dalit belonging to Villivakkam in Chennai, had fallen in love with the caste-Hindu boy from Senkadu, Wallaja in Ranipet district over TikTok.
The study stated that girls in rural areas within the age-group of 15-19 years continue to account for more than half (57 per cent) of all married children.
Four persons have been booked by Usilampatti All Women Police Station officials for attempting to conduct engagement for a minor girl with a 29-year-old man in Usilampatti on Monday.
According to people involved in the rescue of children, the numbers are almost 10 times more than what they used see in normal times.
The number of child labour among the school going children belonging to the 6-18 years age group has gone up by 105 per cent during the lockdown.
The 15-year-old girl, who studies in Class 10, was married off on June 24 at Veeramathiamman temple at Pogalur to a farmer.
Covid 19 has provided a perfect breeding ground for the social evil to flourish in remote villages, they said.