We organise seminars, symposiums and meetings for protecting children from labour but I am not sure of our success in this regard. In my locality, there are many factory where I see most of the workers are children. Besides, there are also many CNG and bike garages where preteen boys are doing very risky jobs. A few days ago, I witnessed a very tragic scene that hurt me a lot. I saw a young child who had lifted scrap iron into a rickshaw van. He filled the van more than its weight and the scrap irons seemed to wait for a soft touch to make a mess. As soon as he pulled the van a little, all the iron which looked like a mound, fell down his slender body and the result was that he died on the spot. The irons fell down on his body in such a way that no one could do anything. . I was so much shocked.
As far as I know, there are many NGOs working on this issue but I don't know whether their activities are well-coordinated. I only see that in my locality, there is a school which doesn't work effectively.
I hope the present government will lay emphasis on establishing the rights of children.