<i>Union declared free from child marriage</i>
A union in Hatibandha upazila has been declared free from child marriage .
State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Motahar Hossain yesterday announced it at a function at Fakirpara Union Parishad (UP) office premises. Plan Bangladesh and Fakirpara UP jointly organised the programme.
Addressing the programme, the minister asked the law enforcing agencies to take stern action against the guardians, marriage registrars and instigators of child marriage.
Atiqur Rahman, deputy programme unit manager of Plan Bangladesh, said his organisation and the chairman and members of the union, worked together to build awareness among the mass people against child marriage in the last two years.
Nurul Islam, chairman of the union, said they held several meetings in different mosques and temples to build awareness against child marriage.