Sunday, December 17, 2017

State Level Consultation on 'How to prevent Child Marriages' by Tharuni & TSWC on 16-12-2017

Tharuni , Under  Girls Advocacy Alliance Project of Netherlands, organised a State Level Consultation ,in collaboration with State Women Commission on 'How to prevent Child Marriages', at Hyderabad. on 16-12-2017.
Acting Chief Justice Honble. Sri Justice Ramesh Ranganathan, District Legal Services Authority Chairman,Hon'ble Sri  Justice Rama Subramanian stated that every marriage must be compulsorily registered.It deters Child marriages in the State.They said that child marriages can be stopped if there is awareness among the Public about its disadvantages.
Dr. Thripurana Venkata Venkata Rathnam , Chair Person of Telangana State Women Commission , asserted that the combating Child Marriages is a social responsibility.
Department of Women &  Child Welfare, Director  will be given powers to register marriages, said Sri Jagadeeswar, Secretary of the Department..An online web portal will be started very soon, he further stated.
Smt. Sikha Goel, I.P. S. said that Police Department is very alert against the child marriages . Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Founder, Tharuni said that Tharuni is fighting against this evil from its inception in the year 2000 and still this problem persists in some districts of Telangana.The loopholes in the 2006 enactment have to be corrected to stop Child marriages totally, she stated..
DLSA Judges CDPOs and Lawyers, and NGOs, Tharuni Team attended the Meeting.Wall Posters against Child Marriages were released.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Human Rights Day celebrated on 10-12-2017 by Tharuni

Tharuni in collaboration with Telangana State Women Commission  organised State level Consultation on Human Rights of Women at Hyderabad on 10-12-2017.Child Marriages and Child labour could not be eradicated, though legal enactments were made. So we have been campaigning for the social empowerment of women from their childhood.the Organisers announced.
 Nearly 40  adolescent girls from Warangal Rural from Bodduchintalapalli and Gorrekunta Villages came to participate in the Meeting and they reiterated that no child marriages are being held in their villages,as Tharuni is trying its best to empower them.
Active involvement and quick action by Officials ,can prevent such social evils Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Founder  Tharuni stated.
Women should not be deprived of their Rights and the Women Commission is actively propagating for them, said Dr. Thripurana Venkata Rathnam, Chair Person TSWC
Women Lawyers, Law Professors, NGOs and Students participated in the Meeting.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Two Wheeler Training Sessions for young women by Bikernis of Hyderabad and Tharuni launched on 03-011-2017

Tharuni and Bikernis of  Hyderabadand Orange Honda have come together to launch two wheeler Training programme for Women , under 'Tharun Swecha'.
Their aim is to empower the women with bike riding which makes life better with confidence and self reliance.
The program was launched by the Joint Commissioner RTA, Sri Pandu Ranga Wesley Degree College Campus on 03-10-2017. Orange Honda provided the vehicles along with  Lady Trainers , and other safety equipment .Apollo Hospitals have come forward to provide safety manuals to give information on safety rules, self defense techniques and basic first aid kits. Traffic Police Officials addressed the gathering on road safety and traffic rules. The Transport Department  has  also assured to support the riders with required driving licenses.The Management of Wesley Degree college had given consent to hold the training sessions on every saturday from 7 A.M to 9 A. M.
Master Athelette of physical fitness Laxman Reddy, Srinivas from RTA Office,  Rajitha , Lady trainer, Naresh Bahdur Veteran Rider,Shipa Bala Krishnan, Mumbai bikerni,Chauhan from Traffic Police spoke on the occasion. Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, founder, Tharuni, and Jai Bharathi Bikerni of Hyderabad  organised the launching program in a befitting manner.
15 women joined the Training sessions from 4th November Saturday.   , 

Universal Child Rights Day celebrations-Walkathon & Mela 20-11-2017 by Tharuni & BDHC

Tharuni in collaboration with  British Deputy High Commission Hyderabad celebrated Universal Child Rights Day. The students of 10 Schools of the city of Hyderabad participated in the 'Walkathon' with the concept against child sexual abuse & online safety.
Flagging of the Walkathon was graced  by Sri Mahender Reddy IPS; DGP, Telangana and Sri Andrew Fleming , Dy. High Commissioner , BDHC, Hyderabad.More than 1200 students, Teachers, walked from Jalavihar to Sanjeevaiah Park via Necklace Road at 9 A.M.
A Student  Cultural Extravaganza MELA   took place at the green and serene premises of Sanjeevaiah Park, from 10 A.M to 2 P.M.
Sri Jayesh Ranjan, IAS:Principal Secretary I.T.; Sri M. Jagadeeshwar IAS, Principal Secretary, DWCD, Smt Swati Lakra, IPS;Addl.Commissioner Crimes & SIT; Sri P. Raghuveer, IFS, Addl Prl. CCF, Sri G. Kishan, IAS; Commissiner & Director School Education; Sri T. Chiranjeevulu, IAS; Metropolitan Commissioner , HMDA; Smt Viziendra Boyi, IAS; Director , WCD; participated in the celebrations  along with Sri Sony Kutty George , Child Protection Officer, UNICEF; and Smt Sudha Murali, Retd  Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF.
More than 1200 Students from the City Schools presented different cultural programs, enthusiastically, on child related problems on safety, education, trafficking, Gender and so on. The best performers were awarded. Principals of the Schools were given certificates for their support to the Safe child hood Project.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

International Girl Child Day Celebrations by Tharuni under GAA Project & Bharosa 11-10-2017

Tharuni under the Girls Advocacy Alliance Project of Terres Des Hommes of Netherlands, in collaboration with Bharosa Support Center of Hyderabad City Police, celebrated the International Girl Child Day at Ravindra Bharathi Auditorium on 11th October 2017
More than one thousand young girls participated in the event , coming from different schools of Hyderabad.They performed skits on how to protect themselves from  child abuse. and the role of She Teams and Bharosa support center taking care of them.
A Website was opened by the Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad Mr. Mahender Reddy. He advised the Girls to approach the Police in times of need to protect themselves.
Smt Swati Lakra I.P.S. Addl. Commissioner of police , in charge of She Teams &Bharosa presided over the function.
Sri P. Raghuveer I.FS Prl.Chief Conservator of Forests, advised the Girls to  participate in the activities to bring a change in the society.
Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Founder Tharuni sensitised the young women on their legal Rights and
also their responsibilities to act as change Makers, while empowering themselves.
Tharuni identified and felicitated 15 Non Govtl. Organisations and 10 Media Peronnel, both T.V and Print Media, who have been working passionately for the Rights of the Girl Children. 'Balika Bandhu' Awards with citation, Memento and Turbans were given to all of them, enlightening the audience about their work .
Dr. Hima Bindu from Niloupher Hospital sensitised the Girls on nutrition, reproductive health and personal hygiene.
Smt. Laxmi ,of  Rani Rudrama Devi Karate Center demonstrated to the girls  how to protect themselves .Dr. Hemalatha Devi, Director ,Tharuni gave Mementoes to the Guests of honour.

Police officers, She Teams, Bharosa Teams, School Teachers and Tharuni Team Members,Anuradha, Neeraja, Sameer, Javeed, Ailesh participated in the event. A pamphlet against child marriages was released and booklets were distributed to sensitize on child sexual abuse.

The celebrations were televised directly on Youtube by the Doers' guild Software Solutions.
It can be watched with the link:' on