Malpe, Dec 16, 2014 : A joint operation by officials of the Department of Labour in association with various other departments resulted in the rescue of as many as 16 child labourers from the Malpe Fisheries Port on December 16, Tuesday. The raid followed complaints from local residents regarding employing of children for works like picking fish at the port.
The rescued children were entrusted to the custody of the Child Welfare Committee. Officials of the District Balakarmika Yojana Sangha, CMC, Departments of Women and Child Welfare, Education and Social Welfare along with members of like-minded organisations were part of the operation.
HP Jnanesh, Labour Officer of Udupi, Jeevan Kumar, Satyanarayana, labour Inspectors, Diwaker Shetty, Deputy Director of Public Instructions, Keshava Koteshwara of Spoorthidhama, Shivaji AK, CWC member and several other officials assisted in rescuing the child labourers.