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A rally was started by on Wednesday and weeklong awareness programme was taken up by forum of child rights on the day of “World Day Against Child Labour”.
The rally was launched at Patamata Zilla Parishad Girls High School by vice-president of Forum for Child Rights Fr Bala Showry, National Child Labour Project (NCLP) project director D Anjaneya Reddy and the Headmistress Vijaya Lakshmi.
Children held placards in their hands educating people about the devilish practice and encouraging people to take corrective actions against such practices. The rally went through the streets of Industrial area in Auto Nagar.
Speaking on this occasion Anjaneya Reddy said that Krishna district had put up a commendable work at rescuing child labour and as a result of which the number of child labour has reduced drastically, the rally had shown a positive outcome and the volunteers have to be praised for their hard work which helped us achieve this success.
The parents need to be encouraged and they should be made aware about the benefits of imparting education to their children instead of sending them out for work at this small age. This age at which these kids are made to work actually at this age they should be studying in schools and shaping a bright future for themselves. The volunteers and organizations should take the responsibility of spreading the importance of child education.
Child labour is one of the major concerns which the government should look after and take corrective actions in order to eradicate it completely from our country. Many NGOs situated in different cities have already started various programs regarding this issue and have been successful in eradicating poverty from the city but we have still a long way to go.
Students at the school have vowed to preserve the rights and interests of fellow children by signing on the signature campaign chart prior to the rally.
Representatives from labour department, women and child welfare department, CWC, DCPU, Municipal Corporation, Rajiv Vidya Mission, Sarva Sikshya Abhiyan and NGOs were present.