Drama competition held

Rajbiraj, November 19

District Child Club, Saptari organised a drama competition for children in Rajbiraj today to raise awareness against social malpractices such as child marriage and the dowry system, and to give children a platform to explore theatre as art.

Although child marriage and the dowry system is illegal in the country, both practices are still prevalant in various Tarai districts.

The event was organised with the initiatives of NGOs such as Save the Children, Save the Saptari, and Sabal Nepal, in coordination with the District Child Welfare Committee, Saptari at Raj Stadium. Child artists from 10 different child clubs of the district participated in the programme.

The children staged satirical plays that dealt with social issues such as child marriage, child labour, and the dowry system. The plays also carried messages about the importance of education, health and sanitation, and the upholding of child rights.

National Chairman of Child Club Networks and Chief Guest at the programme Suresh Gupta said social malpractices such as the dowry system, child marriage, and child labour were still practiced in the country.