Ban Child marriage – a courageous step by a young girl of Rajsamand
Her efforts have paid off, she has been able to have a ban imposed on child-marriage in her village. When children should be playing and enjo
Her efforts have paid off, she has been able to have a ban imposed on child-marriage in her village.
When children should be playing and enjoying those days of sweet innocence, a little girl was married off at the tender age of 6 and sent to in-laws’ house at 15. She was tortured by her husband and by the in-laws. She was made to do all kinds of household work when she should have been studying. Harassed to a great extent, she fought all the people of the village including the Panchayat members and broke the marriage ties. When she was 18, she filed a petition in the court to put a ban on child marriages and her marriage declared illegal. She now lives with her mother and is back to books to become self-dependent.
Jashoda aged 19 D/O Vajeram Gameti took this strong step in Bagol in Rajsamand. She succeeded in calling off her marriage legally and going forward also had a ban imposed on child marriage. She was awarded by Anita Bhadel, Minister for Women and Child Development in Jaipur on 24th January 2017. Jashoda had the privilege of being on the Minister’s chair for a day in which she signed an order regarding smart phones to be distributed to the 10500 women workers of Anganbadi. She also signed the order papers as per which 250 supervisors were to be given I-pads.
Jashoda’s strong will power made her stand against her in-laws and later she gained everyone’s support. She also got back her dowry money and belongings from her in-laws. Jashoda is now an example for the entire region. Her courage and determination have made her stand apart.