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Let's Care for Children more and Say 'No' to Child Labor
- Let's Care for Children more and Say 'No' to Child Labor
Its not an unusual site to see children working in everyday places like small shops, tea stall or at the traffic signals. We even not bothered about to even notice or we never find it little odd that a child is working "as long as it is not our child". These children do all kind of stuff which are very hazardous to even grown men but we tend to overlook.
Till now the questions remains same! What is the fault of these children? They just got born into the poor families so they don't have right to learn and do something better in there life. Children are made for learning and playing for most of there child life. This is what most of my readers must have done and we surely do cherish that time. That is the best of time of our lives but these unfortunate children loose on this. Not just because they are working or forced to work there but because of our negligence of the society toward them.
If one has to know about the laws related to the child labor then surely can visit Child Labor site of the government. As we have laws for every issue and then again laws to implement these laws and again laws for laws. This is been the problem of India, we have laws but they are not properly implemented.
We have been tought in the schools and by parents so do something which we see wrong but over time as we get "MATURE" , we start to forget those teachings. I don't think these laws are saying something new which our parents hasn't told us. We even taught to pardon the animals, show mercy to them but I get appalled when I see people letting this happen. It is surely against the law and against our culture.
Yesterday I heard about India getting rich and increased prosperity but I would like to one question. "Are we happy to be rich in a country which is build on the labor of children? Are we happy with getting services and goods made cheap by forced child labor?". I am sure that every sane person will answer with "NO" but just saying "NO" wont help this cause, but we need to act on it constructively.
Our children who should be the safest suffer from maximum risks at both inside the house and outside. But I want to ask why should a child suffer because of his parents' fault? We have been taught by our parents and teachers to have a heart for poor and underprivileged but that's the exact point we tend to ignore. For me ignoring something like child labor is as good as encouraging it. so we have to something about it otherwise we would be part of the society which is insensitive which nobody like to see.
Its not that we have to report the problem to the police or NGO, but simply letting that person that what he or she is doing is not correct and against the law will surely surely help in long run. Our forefathers who fought against the slavery of the British, would have liked to see India without any type of slavery. This is not what they gave there life for, so try to stop child labor and try to make some difference in these children lives.