‘World Day Against Child Labour 2021’ observed across Nagaland

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/12/2021 12:56:08 PM IST

Nagaland along with people across the globe observed “World Day Against Child Labour” Saturday under 2021 theme, “Act Now: End Child Labour” by organising events to spread awareness about the illegal practice of child labour.

The objective of the day is to spread awareness on child labour and eradicate it completely across the globe.

In Dimapur, Assisi Centre for integrated development cum National Domestic Workers Welfare trust (NDWWT) Nagaland region observed the “World Day Against Child Labour” wherein NDWWT Nagaland region coordinator Sr. Pramila highlighted about the theme of the day.

Asserting that there it was the responsibility of all adults to end child labour, Sr. Pramila called for participation and cooperation in the fight against child labour.

Lamenting that the ongoing pandemic has hit the child labourers harder, she said the pandemic has made the lives of these child labourers miserable.

Citing examples of child labourers working in garages, hotels, homes and other places, Sr. Pramila said many a time a child was compelled to become a labourer due to circumstances and situations in his/her own home. 

She urged every citizen to question themselves whether they are keeping a child as domestic worker, how these children are being treated and whether their basic rights are being protected. 

Sr. Pramila then said that only when a person questioned themselves the hard questions only then they would be able to light a small candle at the corner of the world to end child labour. 

NVCO: Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organisation (NVCO) observed “World Day Against Child Labour” in Kohima by creating awareness about the day.

In a press release, NVCO said the 2021 world day against child labour focuses on action taken for the international year for the elimination of child labour and the year theme is the action done in preparation for the 2021 international for the elimination of child labour.

NVCO president, Kezhokhoto Savi, who is also a law practitioner, presented several laws/acts that provide “rights of a child” in protecting them from child labour and other issues.

Savi said the constitution of India, in a number of articles, has spelled out the rights of children and it made specific provisions to ensure minimum rights to the children essential for the proper development of human personality. 

CECS: Community Educational Centre Society in commemoration of World DayAgainst Child Labour organised an online drawing competition under the theme “Act Now: End Child labour”.

A press release by CECS informed that 118 participants from two schools namely Community Education Centre School (CEC School) Dimapur and Rajeshwari Karuna School Tuli (RKS)took part in the competition. 

The first position was bagged by Arozen Aier from RKS Tuli while Deepak Battacharjee from CEC School Dimapur and Yashmin Khan from RKS Tuli won the second and third prizes respectively. 

The release informed that CECSis an organisation which was founded in 2005 and has been pioneering the fight against child labour in various platforms and capacities. CECS is also the nodal organization for CHILDLINE Nagaland, which has been one of the forerunner services towards ensuring the safety and protection of all kinds of children in need of care and protection.

AR Jalukie Bn: Jalukie Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) observed “World Against Child Abuse Day” Saturday at Child Care Centre, New Jalukie, Peren. 

A press release by Assam Rifles informed that 20 children attended an interactive session where they were informed about the various types of abuses involving physical, emotional and neglect of basic rights. 

During the session, the children were asked to raise voices and report if such acts are carried out with them or in neighbourhood.

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