IMPHAL, April 2: The Dr. L. Ibotombi Devi, chairperson and S. Meghachandra Sharma member secretary Manipur state commission for women left Imphal to attend a seminar-cum-workshop on the subjet “Marriageable age for girls” scheduled to be held on April 4 at orchid Lake resort, Umiam.
The seminar is jointly organized by the National Commission for Women, New Delhi Government of India and Social Welfare Department, Government of Meghalaya.
The seminar will discuss about the lacunae in the Hindu Marriage Act, 1995 which says that any marriage between a male less than 21 years of age and female less than 18 years of age is neither void nor voidable.
Dr. L. Ibotombi Devi, chairperson and S. Meghachandra Sharma, will also be attending a centenary celebration of International Womens’ Day observation by the National Commission for Women, New Delhi under the topic “Women in the world of tomorrow” on April 7.
The workshop will deliberate on the responsible age for women accordingly.