Actress Sweta Khadka seems to have recovered from the mourning of the death of her husband, actor Shree Krishna Shrestha. In the program held to appoint her the Goodwill Ambassador of a campaign to eradicate childhood marriage and dowry system, Sweta looked like the old Sweta, happy and beautiful. Her smile has returned back and she was excited to participate in the social work. She told that she was promoting the campaign without any pay.
Video report on Sweta Khadka’s appointment as the goodwill ambassador:
Actor Dr. CK Singh is also supporting the campaign started by Raj Kumar Mahato. In 2014, I wrote about actress Garima Pant and CK Singh’s participation in a NGO to eradicate child marriage and dowry. The film artists had participated in the campaign to create awareness in the issues. Sweta’s role seem to be similar although the name of the organization has changed now. In 2014, the NGO was named BHORE. Now, the name of the organization is changed to Child Marriage and Dowry Eradication National Campaign, Nepal.
Actor and model Dr. CK Singh is marrying Priti Singh of Janakpur. The marriage is different than other such marriages in Terai regions. In the marriage Dr. Singh will not accept any dowry.
Dr. Singh is one of the goodwill ambassadors of a NGO fighting against child marriage and dowry tradition, BHORE. In one of the programs to create awareness against dowry system, Dr. Singh had promised not to take any dowry in his marriage. He kept his promise and has convinced his family and his to-be-wife’s family to perform dowry-less marriage.
In the beginning, both parties were not happy when he refused to accept dowry. It was not easy to continence them but, his reasoning worked and Dr. Singh and Priti are ready to marry on April 22, 2015.
A NGO that fights against child marriage and dowry system, BHORE, has appointed actress Garima Pant and Dr. CK Singh its Goodwill Ambassadors. Pant is currently working in a movie ‘Udaharan’, a movie to advocate empowering women and girl children.
As ambassadors, the actors will initiate campaign through interviews, press conferences and other similar campaigns.