Collector gives away fixed deposit certificates to 2 rescued girls at the ‘World Anti-Child Labour Day programme on Tuesday

‘Please protect child rights', ‘Stop engaging children in work', ‘Implement Right to Education Act strictly', ‘Provide healthy atmosphere for children for a healthy society'; these are some of the slogans raised by children at ‘World Anti-Child Labour Day programme on Tuesday. Orphans, semi-orphans, and inmates of various NGOs, carrying placards raised slogans while going in a rally. The programme was organised by the National Child Labour Project (NCLP) in association with the Forum for Child Rights at the Indira Gandhi Municipality Stadium. Collector S.A.M. Rizvi participated in the human chain and launched the programmes.

Officials of Labour Department, Education, Women Development and Child Welfare (WD&CW), Minority Welfare and various NGOs participated in the signature campaign organised on the occasion.

Stating that ‘child labour is a crime', Mr. Rizvi asked the officials to take up a drive against the child labour.

Expressing concern over the presence of child labour in some hotels, shops, automobile garages and sheds and in domestic works, he called upon the people to admit children in schools and put an end to child labour.

Later, the Collector distributed fixed deposits certificates, valued at Rs.20,000 each to two girls, who were rescued from hazardous works in the district.

Inmates of SKCV, Sahaya, Care and Share, Navajeevan Bala Bhavan and other organisations participated in the rally and signature campaign.

Deputy Labour Commissioner S.Y. Srinivas, WD&CW Project Director V. Swaroopa Rani, NCLP Project Director D. Anjaneya Reddy, DEO Devanand Reddy, Rajiv Vidya Mission Project Officer Murali Krishna, Minority Welfare Officer Ghousia Begum, and Bar Association president Venkateswara Rao were among those who attended the programme.

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