Bhubaneswar, 28/12/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty ): Today I am very happy to share my experience before the media persons as I am attached with Radio Programme for combating child marriage. My friends and family members listened my voice and appreciated my effort, said Chandini Nayak, a 13-year-old change maker and also the member of Odisha Balya Bibaha Pratirodha Manch.
Not only Chandini, other youth champions also shared their experience at a consultation organised by Actionaid in collaboration with UNICEF on Thursday under the theme ‘Combating Child Marriage; Changing Social
Norms and Role of Media”.
Among others Dr. Lopamudra Tripathy from Unicef, Regional Manager of Actionaid Debabrat Patra, journalist Akshya Kumar Sahoo, Rudra Prasana Rath, Ghasiram Panda, Puspshri Devi and Rashmita Bagatri spoke on the occasion. Lastly, four community radios and one FM radio were felicitated for their cooperation and support in spreading the voices of youth champions on combating child marriage.