Kudos to Roshni who said ‘no to child marriage’ and save 22 girls for the same

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Kudos to Roshni who said ‘no to child marriage’ and save 22 girls for the same

In India, still, millions of girls are married off at an age 8, 9, and 10 years old, in various parts of the country instead of playing and studying. There are some who marry them because of poverty and other just sell them in exchange for money or any other reason.



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Therefore many girls just stay quiet and do not argue with their parents. But Roshni certainly did. Roshni is 14 years old from Ahmedabad who fought against this practice of child marriage. And now she has become a full-time advocate for young girls for the same. Till now saved more than 22 girls from this practice. Kudos to Roshni.



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Roshni’s father died when she was just two years old and her mother opted for second marriage. She grew up with her grandparents who took care of her in the absence of her parents. Unfortunately, due to poverty, her grandparents cannot send her to school after 8th standard and decided to marry her off.



She said no to the marriage and decided to study further as her courage and will for studying further took her again to study in school. When she was in 10th her uncle took her to Jaipur saying that he got a job offer of a day laborer. She again ran off from the city and came back home.


Upon reaching there, Roshni joined an NGO and expressed her will to study further. She is now helping other young girls in town who are being pressured by their families for marriage.


It’s very tough what Roshni did at a very young age. She fought against all the odds to bring a change that started from herself only. We’re so proud of her, and we hope she continues to inspire the country and bring about the change she wants to and we are with her.


Published by Soniya Kaur on 17 Mar 2018
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