Call to end child labour

Call to end child labourParticipants taking an oath to end child labour at the week-long World Day Against Child Labour celebrations at Gunadala Mary Shrine Temple in Vijayawada on Sunday
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Fr Yeleti William Jaya Raju of Gunadala Mary Shrine said that child marriages, child labour and child begging are hindrance to the development of the nation.

Vijayawada: Fr Yeleti William Jaya Raju of Gunadala Mary Shrine said that child marriages, child labour and child begging are hindrance to the development of the nation. As part of week-long World Day Against Child Labour (from June 12 to 18) celebrations at Gunadala Mary Shrine Temple here, on Sunday Forum for Child Rights and Childline 1098 organised an awareness programme.

Speaking on the occasion, Fr Jayaraju said that the future of children depends on their education and the parents should not neglect their children's education. Fr Ratna Kumar said that with child education, literacy rate will improve. He appreciated the organisers for conducting the programme at Gunadala Temple.

Members and representatives of Forum for Child Rights, Child Line 1098, Government and Non- Government organisations, Labour department, NCLP, VMC, Police, WCD, CWC, DCPU, DLSA, Railways, RPF and GRP, Education department and others participated to sensitise the general public, government and allied departments and civic society members on the rights of children on the occasion.

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