The World Day Against Child Labour will be observed on 12 June every year to raise awareness about the plight of child labourers worldwide. Hundreds of children drop out of school every year to help their parents earn a livelihood. The more unfortunate ones are forced into child labour by organised crime rackets, while many others never get to see a school because of extreme poverty.While eradication of societal evils and alleviation of poverty remains a top priority to address this problem, creating awareness against the issue and discouraging demand for child labour also goes a long way.
This year’s theme is ‘Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams’.
ILO defines child labour as “work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development”.
Children are the future of the world. However, when they are forced into labour, their mental and physical growth is impeded. The child is unable to go to school and is deprived of his/her right to education. This is only one of the many fundamental rights that gets violated when a child is forced to work. Unfortunately, the harsh reality is that more than 200 million children are engaged in labour today.
This only serves to highlight the urgency and importance of this day as it strives to eradicate child labour. Children who are freed from the chains of child labour can finally enjoy basic human rights. They have the opportunity to become contributors of social and economic growth.
Child in labour is a social crime,
Rights of the children should be prime.
Poverty is the main source of child labour,
Feature of the children will end forever,
Children are the future of present;
People should realize the children consent,
Social consciousness can diminish it,
Innocency in their childhood fight.
Do not know the wrong and right,
Solution of childhood we should find,
Keeping intact their sacred mind,
Children are consider as the gift of god.
Save the children from social fraud ,
Love , affection and illusion are their thirst;
Child labour is the social curst.
However, the reality of the situation is that child labour has its roots deep in the cultural traditions of our country and for poverty-stricken families, that extra income is the only thing between life and death. Therefore, it is important that we raise awareness about this issue and strive to make India a place where child labour is never a necessary evil.
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