27 Tharu girls get bicycles
Jan 7, 2017-To encourage Tharu girls to go to school regularly, a social organisation donated bicycles to 27 girls above 12 years of age in Dang district on Friday.
The bicycle distribution function was held on the occasion of the upcoming Maghi festival of the Tharu community.
Dinesh Sapkota, director of Creating Possibilities, said the bicycle programme was launched six years ago focusing on Tharu girl students who were once indentured labourers.
The organisation has already distributed 291 bicycles under the programme, he added.
According to Freed Kamlari Development Forum, 12,000 Kamlaris have been freed from the districts of Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Kailali and Kanchanpur till date while around 300 Tharu girls are still working as Kamlaris in various parts of the country.
Published: 07-01-2017 08:19