World Day Against Child Labour 2020: Children are our future, protect them
On World Day Against Child Labour, many political leaders including Smriti Irani tweeted on the year's theme, "protect children more than ever from COVID-19". Nobel laureate and child rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi said, "The yardstick of a visionary and decisive leadership is the primacy it attaches to children in its policies, programmes and economic schemes."
"Children are the future of our nation. Let's dedicate today and every day to protect our children from the evils of child labour...," Ms Irani tweeted. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister for Food Processing said, "Let's take a pledge to eradicate child labour from the world by reporting it..." and the NCW Chairperson, Rekha Sharma tweeted: "Say no to child labour"
Children are the future of our Nation. Let's dedicate ourselves today & everyday to protect our children from the evil of child labour. Dial 1098 & alert authorities against child labour - let us collectively work towards eradicating child labour. #WorldDayAgainstChildLabour— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) June 12, 2020
This #WorldDayAgainstChildLabour, let's join hands to save #children from this scourge. Let us all take a pledge to eradicate child labour from the world by reporting it, and give them the happiness & education they deserve. pic.twitter.com/1Zc1hmN0W9— Harsimrat Kaur Badal (@HarsimratBadal_) June 12, 2020
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Senior BJP leader Vasundhara Raje Scindia said, "Worldwide almost one in ten of all children are in child labour and this Covid-19 pandemic is going to prove detrimental to their health and development. We must come together now more than ever to protect them and their future!" Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted, "children are our future" and we must make efforts to eradicate child labour.
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Worldwide almost one in ten of all children are in child labour and this #Covid19 pandemic is going to prove detrimental to their health & development.
We must come together now more than ever to protect them and their future!#WorldDayAgainstChildLabour— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) June 12, 2020
Children are our future and foundation stone for the nation. On #WorldDayAgainstChildLabour, reaffirm commitment to end all forms of #ChildLabour in #Odisha and create a conducive climate for them to shine and prosper. pic.twitter.com/FNvNe3fBq5— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) June 12, 2020
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today launched a government scheme for education of underage labourers called, 'Bal Shramik Vidya Yojna" The scheme will benefit over 2,000 children.
Earlier, last month 88 Nobel Laureates and world leaders had written to governments across the world to prioritize underprivileged children's needs amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"We, the Laureates and Leaders for Children, demand that the most marginalized and vulnerable children are not forgotten by governments during this grave crisis and beyond. We must act now or risk losing an entire generation." - Kailash Satyarthi, had said in a statement.