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Prerna Award Function
 

Couples awarded in Nabarangpur Distirct, Orissa     

At a unique function 34 couples who had shown a strong sense of parental responsibility in one of the most backward and remote districts in the country were awarded on 2nd November, 2008 at Nabarangpur District in Orissa. Nabarangpur in Orissa ranks 503 and out of 593 districts surveyed by the Institute of Population Studies, Mumbai and its Social and Health indicators are extremely low.

The identified couples became shining examples of couples that have shunned the age old practice of vary early marriage and have adopted apacing between children and got sterilized after two children. All couples were from below the poverty line.

 

 

Pictures show the Couples receiving the awards given by the area MP, the Collector of the District, Joint Director Ministry of Tribal Affairs, the Chief Administrator of KBK districts and the Executive Director of JSK.

 
   

Paper cuttings from various newspapers.

 
 
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