People should join hands to end the CHILD LABOUR: Vimukti Pothnal

Child is meant to Learn, Not to Earn. STOP CHILD LABOUR: Hundreds of millions of girls and boys throughout the world are engaged in work that deprives them of adequate education, health, leisure and basic freedoms, violating their rights. Of these children, more than half are exposed to the worst forms of child labour such as work in hazardous environments, slavery, or other forms of forced labour, illicit activities such as drug trafficking and prostitution, as well as involvement in armed conflict. Each year on 12 June, this World Day calls everyone from around the world, together with governments, employers, workers’ organizations and advocates for justice to highlight the plight of child labourers and what needs to be done to help them.

An awareness rally was taken out on 12th of June, 2019, at Raichur on the occasion of anti-child Labour Day. On this occasion the rally began from DC office to Chandramouli circle via supper market after passing through main streets in the city. The children actively participated in this rally. Principal senior civil judge Biluru Shankar Rao inaugurated the stage programme held later. Speaking at the occasion, he said more than 16 lacs child laborers have been identified worldwide." the traders and businessmen feel that the child laborers available for merger wages. This is the main reason for the increase in the number of child laborers, he explained. Due to child labour practice, the children are being deprived of education. Child line team members, along with school head master, teacher’s panchyatha members, Vimukti staff and local line department authority witness and actively participated in the awareness rally. Pamphlets highlighting anti-labour practices were distributed to the school children and people gathered. Oath was taken by the participants assuring their support to eradicate this evil practice. At the end of the rally milk packed and break past was provided to the children and people.

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