Raising a voice against child labour

Article Source :Deccan Herald

Date of Issue :9th June, 2015

Title of Article : Raising a voice against child labour

Details : Child labour is a major obstacle to the nation’s growth and efforts to crete awareness about child rights are being taken up ahead of World Anti-Child Labour Day to be observed on 12 June .

According to a press release, Child Rights and You (CRY) volunteers are geared up to walk the talk as they held a community walk in the different public action group areas in Chennai to drive home the anti-child labour message.

Stressing on the importance of volunteer connect, CRY Reginal Director, Suma Ravi said, ‘Our Volunteers come from a cross-section of society, some are students, some working professionals and few are retired personnel what binds them together is their passion towards the right of a child to a healthy, happy childhood.’

Talking about the initiative, CRY senior manager (Volunteer Action) Rajakumari Michael said, ‘Our volunteers have over the years managed to connect with the community and with this walk they aim to spread awareness on the issue of child labour. And also help towards re-enrolment of children schools.’

In Bangalore the walks were organized on 6 June from Bannerghatta Road (near Agarwal Hospital) towards the NS Palya area where volunteers urged people to take a stand against child labour and to make people aware of the fact that child labour effectively robs a child of a happy childhood. They distributed informative leaflets and also interacted with parents from the communities.