On the rising population there is also rise in demand of family members related to commodities. Many of the family don’t even get 2 meals per day! there is lack of only one thing and that is money. It is said that
“Empty stomach can make you to do anything”
To fill the stomach people can do anything especially when they have family to feed. Now-a-days the crises and cruelty has increased drastically that alone 1 man cannot feed the all 4 members in the lower labour section. So, unwillingly all the family members had to work at the field and contribute some money towards family to sleep without an empty stomach at night.
There are many schemes released by government to stop the child labour like making primary education almost free for poor children along with mid-day meal to them so that they do not have to crave for the meals and keep focus on the study, they are also regularly checked by medical if there is any weakness in any of the student. National Child Labour Project (NCPL) is a central government branch which takes strict actions against child labour and works at the best to resist this act. According to UNICEF, India with the highest amount of population has also high number of child labour cases under the age of 14 and 1% of it i.e. approx 1,20,000 are forced to engage in hazardous jobs.
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Every year on the day of 12 June it is marked as Anti-Child labour day to draw the attention on the issue of child labour. Every year there is different themes on this day:
- In 2020 the theme was “Protect children from child labour, now more than ever”.
- In 2019 the theme was “Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams”.
- In 2018 the theme was “Generation safe and Healthy”.
- IN 2017 the theme was “In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour”.
- In 2016 the theme was “End child labour in supply chains – It’s everyone’s business!”.
- In 2015 the theme was “NO to child labour – YES to quality education!”.
Now the matter is not just to put it to one day and on a piece of paper, it’s a world wide conflict and has to be somehow resolved. Every year various types of acts and event are performed by students of schools, college and NGOs too, but this year digitally the message was forwarded as due to lockdown and pandemic situation rallies, etc cannot be held.
“Why had his mother gone to the trouble of bringing him into the world if the most exciting moment in his life was having been made lame by a bayonet?” -Félix J. Palma
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