India has the highest number of child laborers in the world. And of the child labour force a large percentage, does not receive any education. It is a matter of grave concern that a majority of our children are deprived of their basic rights.
It is necessary as a society and a country to ensure that all children go to school, not work. The government must ensure that children have a happy childhood and not spend it, working.
So take the first step by signingthe pledge to protect the rights of children.
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WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR – JUNE 12
- There are about 50 lakh child labourers in India - the highest number in the world.
- More than 1 in 10 children between 10 and 18 years of age are engaged in some kind of work for livelihood
- 4 out of 10 working children in the age group of 10-18 are unpaid helper in household
Source: NSSO, 2009-10