Many people have become blind to child labour in India just because of the way we have been brought up. We did not have the awareness that child labour is a key factor for a country’s lack of growth.
We happen to come across child labour in many forms
- The boy assisting the guy who takes care of the laundry.
- The girl who helps in taking care of little babies and kids.
- The boy who helps in the mechanic shed.
- The boy who brings tea/coffee in tea stalls.
- The girl who washes the dishes and assists with cleaning the house.
- And many more
It is just that due to lack of awareness we tend to ignore this injustice.
Here is an amazing video that was created to promote this awareness.
If you do not support child labour and want to see a better India, do the following the next time you see a child employed as a labourer:
- Take a stand and raise your voice objecting to this act. (Will you keep quiet if it was your relative who was doing the same job?)
- Report the issue to the authorities. The number to call to report child labour is 1098 (Or you can also call 2652 0601)
Together, lets build a more efficient India 🙂