Saturday, July 24, 2010

Legal awareness camp at Komalla

The District Legal Services Authority of warangal District and Tharuni jointly conducted the Legal awareness camp at Komalla of Geesukonda Mandal. It was attended by more than two hundred school students along with parents and local villagers.Smt. Prema Rajeswari Judge addressed the gathering on the legal issues of Prohibition of child Marriages, compulsory registration of marriages, and Right to Education for children and so on. Dr Mamatha, Director Tharuni presided over the Meeting.

Friday, July 23, 2010

MOU with Govt. College for women by Tharuni

Tharuni and Government College for Women Begumpet, Hyderabad have jointly made a Memorandum of Understanding for two years to collaborate with each other in conducting awareness programs for young women of the college on different issues, cultural programs and News letters, seminars etc to empower them.

Participatory Vedio- TOT by UNICEF

Surekha Adimulam is undergoing Training for six weeks in July and August 2010 on the Participatory Video Programs conducted by the Department of Mass communications at the University of Hyderabad in collaboration with UNICEF Hyderabad. In turn she will train the 30 Girls selected from Balika sanghas of Tharuni to make short films and Documentaries on the issues related to girl children to telecast in the Indian Film Festival.

2148 children joined schools in Three Mandals

The UNICEF in collaboration with Tharuni and the Department of Education could make a drive to admit the drop out children and freshers also into Schools from 12th June to 27th June 2010. Rallies and enforcement drives led 2148 children into schools in the three Mandals of Station Ghanpur,Geesukonda and Dharmasagar of Warangal District.
Tharuni Gurukul children who are poor and under privileged received Note Books, Stationery and small amounts of scholarship from the donations given by Smt. Sujatha, Dr. Amar Jyothi Jaiswal, Mr. Mohanan and Mr. Sadguru Prasad and others.
The Jhansi Lioness Club International of Warangal was kind enough to donate Hundred School Uniforms to the Upper Primary School children of Chatampalli village in Dharmasagar Mandal.
A Sewing Machine was donated by Sri A. N. Murthy ( Bobby) and Smt Kamakshi of Vizag to Sarada at Stn. Ghanpur, a young widow who lost her husband in an accident.

UNICEF Training to the Trainers,19th,20th July 2010

U N I C E F Warangal District conducted Training to the Trainers of Balika Sanghas ( girls groups) on 19th and 20th July 2010. Eighteen coordinators of Tharuni participated in the programme and underwent training on issues like discrimination against women, child marrriages, HIV AIDS, child labour and so on in an innovative way by games and sports. The trainees were inspired by the novel methods of training and they in turn try to impress on the Balika sanghas about the issues.

Tharuni in the South Indian Meet of combating Child Marriages

Tharuni represented by its Director as Resource person in the National Seminar on Combating Child Marriages on 14th and 15th July 2010, held at Bangalore, conducted by N.I. P. C. I. D.
Dr. Mamatha highlighted the grave situation caused by child marriages of girl child all over the country leading against the progress of the nation. She made a request to all participants to impress upon every citizen of India to educate the child . She also asserted that compulsory registration of marriages certainly combats the child marriages.

Kalajathas in three Mandals by Tharuni &UNICEF

Tharuni in collaboration with UNICEF-CHILD PROTECTION Project is conducting kalajathas (cultural ) Programmes in the three Mandals of Station Ghanpur, Geesukonda, and Dharmasagar of Warangal District from 13th July 2010 to 30th July in more than 30 villages. Villagers are participating actively in the events along with village officers and Govt. Departments officials. The kalajathas and palle suddulu are imparting awareness among them about combating child marriages, child labour, HIV AIDS and importance of girl child education etc.

Right to Education Act rules, 13th July 2010

Tharuni Director Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer represented the N.G.O's of Warangal District after prolonged discussions by them on the Rules to be framed to the Right to Education Act , which are being processed very soon by the Government.
Let us all hope that Right to Education Act may bring hundred percent literacy rate to all the children in the country.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Compulsory Registration of marriages are being initiated by Tharuni, for the security and protection of young women's legal rights. The Child Marriages can be curbed by registration of marriages. Village Officers are being requested to register the marriages. Registration of Marriages are compulsory under the Act and if the officers fail to register they have to undergo the punishment of three months jail, in addition to fine of 1000 rupees fine.
Director, Tharuni initiated it in Dharmasagar on 12th July 2010 to the love marriage of Gangarapu Raju and Rajitha. Mandal Parishad Chairman Rajugari Raghu, MPDO Raja Rao, and MPTC Prabhudas attended the ceremony.