Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton has said the marriage registration must be done properly to make society free from the curse of child marriage.
He made this call while addressing as the chief guest the inaugural session of a daylong training workshop for the Muslim marriage registrars on enhancing professional skill at Razia Community Centre here yesterday morning.
Liton said the marriage registrars have a vital role to play to control the child marriage and polygamy terming those as social problems.
He urged them to follow the Shariah law and the country's rule of law accurately during discharging their professional duties and advised them to verify the birth registration certificate.
Referring to the multiple social and physical problems of child marriage including early pregnancy and other disorders relating to reproductive health, he said the marriage registrars could contribute to society in this regard.
"You should be above of all sorts of corruption and irregularities as most of you are the influential leaders of society," he added.