Bala Vikas Foundation organised Visakha Darshan, an education tour for pupils of Bala Karmika Pathasalas on Thursday with a specific objective of eliminating the child labour and rehabilitation of such children. Thirty-five boys and girls, escorted by their teachers, participated in the tour.
Confederation of Voluntary Associations (COVA) and ICAN are organising an exhibition of project works on social activism on December 24 (Tuesday) at Sana Garden Function Hall, Charminar. Around 250 students from 25 schools will display projects of garbage, junk food, child labour, government hospitals and parks. V. Usha Rani, State Project Director, Rajiv Vidya Mission (SSA) will be the chief guest.
Labour Department officials on Tuesday rescued four girl children who were employed as domestic labourers in houses at Madinaguda. They were rescued from the households of Vivek Dadu, Ramaswamy Naidu, Aleem and Ramnaresh Pandey, all from My Home Jewel residential complex.
“One of the children was brought here was paid only Rs. 1,000 per month. As it comes under the definition of bonded labour, we have sent a report to the Revenue Department for a case to be booked under the relevant act,” said Naresh Kumar, Deputy Labour Commi-ssioner, Ranga Reddy district.
The employers were issued demand notices for payment of Rs. 20,000 each, according to the Supreme Court order, and slapped with cases under the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act.
Street urchins walk on a road near Machilipatnam immersed in talk while carrying on their daily routine of collecting metal objects.-— PHOTOs: V. RAJU.