By Our Correspondent
Mahottari, Sept 7 : The 17th National Day against Human Trafficking and Smuggling was organised in different places of Mahottari district on Wednesday.
The District Administration Office has celebrated the day at Jaleshwor and various municipalities.
In the district headquarters, Jaleshwor, human rights activists, representatives of various orgaisations, rights workers, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and others organised an awareness rally from Jaleshwor to Bhittamod.
Chief District Officer Deepak Kumar Pahadi said in the corner meeting held after the rally that Dalits and poor children and women fall prey to traffickers because of various temptations.
Such kinds of acts can be stopped only with the collective efforts and coordination of all, he said.
Prakash Malla, Superintendent of Police, said that security personnel are posted at the border area round the clock to watch, arrest the suspects and rescue the victims and urged everyone to cooperate with the police because police alone could not control the incidents of human trafficking.
In the event, women's rights activist Rekha Jha said that the day is being marked to commemorate the day when the SAARC Convention against Child Trafficking 2002 was approved by the Nepal government.
She said that it was necessary for everyone to join hands to stop human trafficking and smuggling.
Similarly, Matihani Municipality of the district also marked the 17th National Day against Human Trafficking and Smuggling.