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DoL holds poster campaign commemorating World Day Against Child Labour

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KOHIMA, JUNE 12: In commemoration of the World Day against Child Labour today, the Department of Labour Nagaland held poster campaign across the State on the theme, “Let’s act of our commitments, End child labour” to create awareness and sensitize the public against the illegal practice of child labour in Nagaland.
The effort to combat the pervasive issue of child labour, serves as a stark reminder of the millions of children worldwide who are subjected to exploitative labour practices, depriving them of their fundamental rights to education, safety, and a childhood free from toil, said a press release issued by the department.
With the adoption of Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7, the international community has made a commitment to the elimination of child labour in all its forms by 2025, it said.
As enshrined in the Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, “child” means a person who has not completed his 14th year of age or such age as may be specified in the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (35 of 2009), whichever is more.
As per the provisions of the act, no child shall be employed or permitted to work in any occupation or process.
The Labour Department reaffirmed its commitment to combating child labour through robust legislative measures, enforcement of labour laws, and targeted interventions aimed at addressing the root causes of child labour. “By fostering partnerships with stakeholders across sectors, including employers, trade unions and communities, the Labour Department endeavors to create a protective environment where every child can thrive and fulfill their potential”, it said.
The Department informed that apart from the dedicated services for child care and safety such as Childline 1098 24-hour helpline service in India also offers a range of services, including immediate rescue and assistance for children in distress, counseling, emotional support and guidance. The helpline is managed by trained professionals who handle various issues such as child abuse, neglect, exploitation, trafficking and other emergencies.
The release informed that it has also institutionalised a Labour Department toll-free number (18003090407) that provides easy access to the Department at the ease of a phone call to bring forward their issue and grievances.
“On this World Day Against Child Labour, let us heed the call to action and stand in solidarity with the millions of children around the world who deserve a childhood free from exploitation and the opportunity to build a brighter tomorrow”, it appealed.
(Page News Service)