Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sandhya was married to Ravinder

Tharuni was given a rear opportunity to get Sandhya adopted by Dr. Mamatha and Raghuveer   married to Gannarapu Ravinder (B.Ed; M.B.A.), son of Lingamma and Swamy  at Huzurabad in Karimnagar District on 12th February 2012. She was at Balasadan of Social Wefare Board  at warangal along with her sister and got educated. Sri Raghuveer had donated Rs.10000/-  for her marriage expenses.
We all wish you long and happy married life Sandhya and Ravinder.
Tharuni team and Balasadan friends convey their gratitude to Mamatha,Raghuveer,
for their  kind gesture.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

State Bank of India donated a School van to Tharuni to serve the Girl Children

Tharuni profusely thanks State Bank of India for giving the opportunity to serve the Girl children, by donating a 12 seater School Van, as part of its Community Service, on 17th February 2012.
Farooq Saheb, General Manager, SBI, Addl. General  Manager B. Shankar, Deputy General Manager Smt. Manju Agarwal and Vaddepalli Branch Manager Vijay Kumar have handed over the Vehicle to Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer Executive Director , Tharuni,  at the Arts College Auditorium.
Dr. M.Rajagopalachary, Principal, Arts College, I.C.D.S. Deputy Director  Smt. Mary Grace Kumari, Warden and Teachers and children of Balasadanam, Govt. Home for children and the Media Reporters graced the occasion.Dr. Mamatha felicitated  the Bank Officials with Cheryala Paintings  while thanking them, for their gesture and concern to do service to the community.
Farook Saheb , stated that State Bank of India is allocating one percent of their profits for the social service. He also said that 77 Branches in the District have donated ceiling fans to Govt. Schools. Smt Manju said that Tharuni is doing service to the Girl Child. Education for women develops the whole family. Shankar had handed over the Van keys to Mamatha. Vijay Kumar  had given blankets to the Bala Sadanam Children, who are the immediate beneficiaries to go to their Schools in the Van.Dr. Mamatha assured that the Van  will be best utilized with the cooperation of ICDS officials and the Bank for the transportation of Rural Girl children.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

UNICEF Awards 2012 for Gender sensitive Programs in T.V.

The Center for Media Studies in collaboration with UNICEF held the Awards Function For the third consecutive year at  Hyderabad on 6th February 2012. Fifteen popular Telugu TV channels, reflecting their commitment to social concerns, focused 93 hours of their prime time with 702 programs on various issues of girl child.The Jury of experts finalized the selections after the CMS scanned the recorded programs.The recommendations  by one of the Jury Members, Dr. Mamatha  were already given in the earlier Blog of Tharuni.
UNICEF through these awards, is keen to highlight the issues of girl child on different channels, so that it will have an impact on the minds of he people.
Tharuni congratulates all the Telugu T.V. channels for their wholehearted efforts to bring out problems of girl child before the viewers. Let us hope this initiative of UNICEF may provoke all Media Channels of communication in all languages, to relay the issues as well as the  solutions for the better status of the girl child. Tharuni's appreciation to the Center for Media Studies for their dedicated efforts to make the program a grand success.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Workshop on Juvenile Justice to Child Welfare Committees of A.P.

The Child Welfare Committees of Andhra Pradesh were invited to participate in the Workshop on Juvenile Justice on 28th January 2012 at A.P. Judicial Academy. The Hon'ble Chief Justice of High Court of Andhra Pradesh Sri Madan B. Lokur, Supreme Court Judge and senior Judges of A.P. High Court,Child Protection Specialist Sony Kutty George, All C.W.C. Chair Persons  and 115 CWC Members,Director of J.J.Act and Correctional Services Board Sri Kismat Kumar, Police Officers attended the Workshop.A.P Alliance for Child Rights and A.P. Judicial Academy collaborated to conduct the Seminar.

The Director of J.J Board  stated  that the Child Welfare Committee is the foundation of a Judicial pyramid having District Courts and the High Court working above it. CWC is the statutory body working independently  with judicial powers to protect the children.
Justice Lokur was amazed with the commitment and dedication shown by CWCs in the State to safeguard the rights of the children. He felt they lack sufficient human resources, stationary and infra structure and administrative costs and travel expenses which will be dealt by the Department soon..He advised the District Legal Services Authority to guide the CWC on legal  lacunae, and provide legal aid to Children. He also stressed to establish Advisory Committees under Sec.62 of J.J.Act.The workshop was very fruitful to discuss and understand the specific issues ,challenges and bottlenecks in the functioning of CWCs to protect the children.

National Girl Child Day celebrations on24th January 2012

National Girl Child Day was celebrated  organizing a Press Meet on 24th january at Hyderabad by the Child Rights Protection Forum Representatives including R. Venkat Reddy of M.V. Foundation, Dalit Leader  J. B. Raju, and Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer of Tharuni and others.They demanded  the Central Government for declaring 2012 as Year of  Empowerment of Girl Child. They all reiterated to protect the rights of the girl children  as they are facing discrimination with female foeticide, infanticide, child labour, child marriage and lower levels of education.
They requested the Government to establish a Child Rights Commission at State level, to solve these problems.They also stressed  the need to  release Rules and Regulations to the Child Marriage Prohibition Act 2006 very  soon. Free Education up to Degree level, free transport facilities, educational scholarships and free hostel facilities and toilets and sanitary requirements  have to be provided to  enable the girl child to empower herself, they said. Posters and  Pamphlets were released on the issues of girl child on the occasion.
Dr. Mamatha highlighted the issues of girl children on Vanitha T.V. and Sakshi T. V. which were telecasted on 24th January.