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Awareness meet on child marriage & superstitions held

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HT Correspondent

BISWANATH CHARIALI, Feb 28: As per the instructions from the Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Assam, an awareness program against child marriage, superstition, black magic, and witch hunting was convened by the Environment and Climate Cell of THB College in association with the Extension Cell IQAC (Internal Quality Assurance Cell) THB College. The event took place on Wednesday at Amdara High School with Hemlala Damai, a retired teacher, in the chair.

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Dr Khanjan Kumar Das, head of the department of Assamese, spoke on the occasion as a resource person. In his speech, Dr Das urged the people and students to adopt a scientific temperament in their day-to-day life. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Tulshi Upadhyay, coordinator of the College Environment and Climate cell, explained the dangerous future of a child mother. He also urged the audience not to believe in witches and others which don’t have any scientific basis. Dr Rashna Rajkhowa, coordinator, Extension Cell, IQAC, THB College, who was present at the meeting, took part in interaction with the students and inspired them to adopt a scientific mindset. Anuara Begum, a guardian of the school, also spoke on the occasion. The meeting was addressed by both guardians and teachers of the school. Tikaram Chetry, the headmaster of the school, offered the vote of thanks. The awareness meeting was attended by teachers, students, guardians, and local residents.

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