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Vadodara Joins the Crusade Against Child Labour

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    Vadodara Joins the Crusade Against Child Labour

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    12 Jun 19

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The District Child protection unit (DCPU), Vadodara, organised an awareness rally at Kamatibaug area to highlight the issue of Child Labour along with the CWC, members of reputed NGO's like Child-Line, Balgokulam, Mother Teresa's Ashram, Baroda Citizen's Council, Don Bosco Snehalaya and our staff at CFCI, Vadodara. Around 100 children and 50 staff members from the organizations mentioned above were present with placards, posters and banners highlighting the grim reality of the practice of child labour in the city and countermeasures to eradicate this issue. The Rally was flagged off by Mr. Dhimant Bhatt, CWC Chairperson, Mr. Amit Vasava, District Child Protection Officer and Mrs. Parul Pandit, another office-bearer from the District Child Protection Unit. The organisers and participants walked for a 2km stretch punctuating the ambience with slogans and yells in support of children's rights and the malpractice of child labour. Media personnel from local newspapers and T.V. channels were present on site to cover the event. At the conclusion of the Rally, Mr. Dhimant Bhatt addressed the august assembly citing examples and cases of violations of children's rights. He further encouraged the children present, to be good citizens of the nation, focus on their studies and work diligently towards building a better nation for tomorrow. He complimented and thanked the various organisations and NGO's present at the event for the humungous role each one plays daily in ensuring the safety and protection of children in the city especially the poor and marginalised. To all the media personnel present at the event he sounded a clarion call to keep highlighting the issue of Child Labour through various media platforms and co-operate with the Police authorities and CWC personnel in creating safer and child-friendly spaces in the city.