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Banner displayed on the high way reminds people that child marriages is a punishable offence.
Provisions of the PCM Act-2006 and Marriages Registration Act-2002 are prominently mentioned with phone numbers of the Police Officers and MV Foundation to contact in case of any child marriages.
The banner was sponsored by Anu Internet, an internet café in the town (villages: Rangapur, mandal/block: Achampet, district: Mahabubnagar, Andhra Pradesh).
Child marriages is criminal offence
Employment of children below 14 years is a crime
Location: Bus stop, village: Kummaronipally, mandal/block: Amrabad, district: Mahabubnagar, AP
The writing in blue on the top of the door is in Telugu, conveying:
Married Early-Sabotaged for life
Anganwadi Centers under Intergraded Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme is the location where services are provided to children between 0-6 years of age. It also provides nutrition, health and education to the girls and women between 15-45 years of age with the long term goal of capacity-building.
(Anganwadi Centre, village: Maradugu, block: Amrabad,district: Mahabubnagar, AP)
On the compound wall of a primary school written in blue:
Two years imprisonment and/or a fine up to Rs.100,000/- for encouraging child marriages.
Contact numbers of DCPO (District Child Protection Officer) and MPDO (Mandal Parishad Development Officer) are given.
(village: Maradugu, district: Mahabubnagar, AP, November, 2012)
Toll free no.: 1098
• Child Marriages is a criminal offence
• Employment of children below 14 years is crime
• Child marriage is punishable criminal offence as per PCM Act – 2006
• Marriages for school age girls, no, no, no
• Don’t perform marriage for girls under 18 years and for boys under 21
• Contact Numbers of MRO and MDO
All marriages must be registered
Child Marriages is a criminal offence
Gram Panchayath Office, Inole, district: Mahbubnagar, AP
The pamphlet issued by Village Federation of the Self Help Groups, village: Chitlamkunta, block/mandal: Amrabad, district: Mahabubnagar, AP.
Banner for those who solemnise marriages:
Shri Sivarchakam Veeraiah Sastry, Purohith/ priest in the temple of Lord Anjaneya’s temple in Maddimadugu published this banner and displayed it in front of his home.
The banner says the priest doesn't solemnise marriages of any girls under 18 years and boy/man less than 21 years. It also mentions that the marriage parties should produce evidence in proof of the age for fixing muhurat/ auspicious time identified to solemnise the marriage.
Shri Sastry has contributed to print banners for all other clergymen of all faiths who solemnise the marriages in the three villages in the project area.
Contact List: The list is pasted at the primary school. The contact numbers of CHILDLINE, Chairperson of CWC, RDO, DSP, CDPO, Tahasildar, MPDO, Sub Inspector, Circle Inspector etc. who have responsibility to stop child marriages. The contact numbers of the Coordinators of MVF are also given (village: Maradugu, district: Mahabubnagar, AP, November, 2012).