Parents told not to send kids to work

Parents told not to send kids to work

World Day Against Child Labour observed Kurnool: District Collector C Sudarsan Reddy exhorted parents not to send their children to work and...

World Day Against Child Labour observed parentsKurnool: District Collector C Sudarsan Reddy exhorted parents not to send their children to work and instead send them to school. He was addressing a meeting at Sunayana Auditorium at the Collectorate here on Wednesday in connection with the World Day against Child Labour. District Legal Service Authority chairman Adinarayana Reddy, Joint Commissioner of Labour department Chandarasekharam, Project Director of Women and Child Welfare Mutyalamma also participated. The collector said that the parents who wish great future for their children would never send them to work. He said that the surveys revealed that the parents were encouraging their children to work rather than go to school. He appealed to all departments to strive to bring awareness among parents in this regard. He said that if anybody employed children below 14 years of age would be fined up to Rs. 10,000 and sentenced to three year jail. The accused would have to bear the expenses up to Rs. 20,000 for the education of that child, he added. He appealed to people to make a phone call to 1098 if they come across any case of child labour. The collector said that during the months of October and November every year parents migrate to the neighboruing States from Adoni and the officials needed to prevent the parents from taking their children along with them. The collector said that there should be an enactment to punish parents if they sent their wards to work as labourer. Every official should set a target to get the school-age children admitted in the schools, the collector suggested. Chairman of the District Legal Service Authority Adinarayana Reddy said that the child labour system should be demolished by utilizing the enactments. "Right to Education Act should be implemented to allow every child to attend the school," he added. Joint Commissioner Chandrasekharam said that the shopkeepers were directed to display boards to the effect that no child labourers were working in their shop. Earlier, the collector, Legal Services Authority chairman, Labour department joint commissioner lit the lamp marking the inauguration of World Day against Child Labour. Unicef district manager Rajasekhar, Project director Isaq, 1098 member Mohan Rao, District Rights Forum secretary Chinnaiah and others spoke.
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