21-year-old Odisha girl teaches marriage is no child’s play

Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Mar 08 (ANI): Meet Yashoda Pandey, a 21-year girl from Nuapada district in Odisha, who has stopped 80 child marriages in her district. Yashoda, who lives in Haldi village, a tribal dominated Naxal-affected area close to Chhattisgarh, has started preventing child marriages when she was only 16 years old. She learned about the disadvantage of child marriage through a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and started her work in 2016. On Women's Day, Yashoda gave a message and said, "Both boys and girls should study and develop a skill set. There should be no discrimination between boys and girls."