Government officials committed to end Chhaupadi in Bajura

BAJURA: The government officials, deployed across several government offices in Bajura district, have been spreading awareness about chhaupadi to the service seekers.

Kitu Dhami, 70, a resident of Badimalika Municipality-7, who went to the District Ayurvedic Health Centre in Martadi for a check-up was given awareness about chhaupadi. He responded by adding his name to the petition for ending chhaupadi.

Along with the campaign to demolish chhau sheds, the government offices in the district have also taken an initiative to spread awareness about the ill practice, informed Chief District Officer Ganga Prasad Neupane. The demolition of chhau sheds alone cannot help to tackle the social ill practice; spreading awareness about it helps people to internalise the issue, he emphasised.

A decision to isolate the locals, who hold such chhau sheds on their lands, from receiving any kind of public service has also been brought into effect at the local levels.

Door-to-door visit to check for chhau sheds is underway, said Deputy Mayor of Budhiganga Municipality, Tara Khati. Presence of chhau sheds in any household would lead to their facilities being cut off, she stressed.

Chief of Bajura District Police Office, Tanka Prasad Bhattarai, said chhau sheds have been demolished even by force, where it was necessary.