Sunday, September 17, 2017

Bihar Deputy CM SK Modi launches 'Bandhan Tod' App

PATNA: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday launched “Bandhan Tod” (break bonding) App, an Android based mobile application designed to prevent child marriage and dowry in Bihar.

The App floated by Gender Alliance, a consortium of 247 Civil Society organizations has launched a campaign “Bandhan Tod” in the state to advance gender equality by ending child marriage and dowry in Bihar.

SK Modi also released a coffee table book on women empowerment in Bihar and the signature song of “Bandhan Tod”.

The App will provide immediate help to child marriage or dowry victim as soon she clicks on the feature. The alert message will reach the headquarters of Gender Alliance and related NGOs and Civil Society of the respective area. The App will also provide quality education to the people so that they could make aware of the evil effects of the child marriage.

The App is available at Google Play Store. The App will also provide video lectures of different subjects related to the Bihar school Examination Board (BSEB) syllabus from class 7 to 12 at free of cost. All the lectures are delivered by national-level teachers.

On downloading the App, the user will get a Mobikwik balance of Rs 100 and while referring it to others, the referrer will get an additional Rs 50.

Speaking on the occasion, Modi said Anti-dowry law had been misusing in the state and we needed more  debate on the issue. “We do not need to adopt western system. We have to prepare our own roadmap to deal the sensitive issue of child marriage”, he said.

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