Acts relating to children in the offing: Minister Koirala

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Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Asha Koirala has stated that the government was preparing to introduce acts relating to children to ensure overall development of the children in the country. 

Speaking at a program organized by Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare and Central Child Welfare Committee here Thursday, Koirala shared that the draft of the acts were already sent to the concerned ministries for deliberations and they would be presented to parliament soon. 

The acts aim to put an end to social vices and disparity including child marriage and gender-based violence among children. Koirala underscored the awareness drive for the same. 

Similarly, President of the parliamentary committee Women, Children and Social Welfare Committee Ranju Kumari Jha spoke of the need to introduce a new act to reform Social Welfare Council. 

On the occasion, several employees at the District Child Welfare Committee were honored for their contributions in child welfare sector.  They were KB Rana Magar from Baglung, Megharaj Bhatta from Pyuthan and Ramnath Bhattarai from Tanahun. 

Parbati Adhikari from Dhading, Badri Prasad Lamsal from Makawanpur, Ram Prasad Subedi from Kanchanpur, Lal Bahadur Oli from Bajura, Prakash Adhikari from Ilam, Lumnath Lamichhane of Gorkha, Bholanath Yogi of Dang, Ram Bahadur Hayu of Sindhuli and Sher Singh Khadka of Kailali were feted in the program.  Each of them received award carrying a purse of Rs 20,000. 

Earlier on Wednesday, the President's Office had organized 'Children with President' program at its premises on the occasion of National Children's Day-2074. RSS 


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