Mangaluru, June 12, 2019: The practice of child labour is considered a social evil. We who are part of the society too are responsible for this problem, said District Principal Sessions Judge Satyanarayanachar.
He was speaking after inaugurating a Legal Aid Programme organised at Town Hall on June 12, Wednesday as part of World Anti-Child Labour Day.
Continuing, he said though a total of 233 child labour cases were detected in the district only 150 of them have been registered.
Dr Hilda Rayappan, Chief of Prajna Counselling Centre said her Centre has helped 22 children who were child labourers become self-reliant by providing good education to them.
She also recalled how a girl who was found begging and was rescued has today completed fashion designing course and is earning Rs 50,000 per month. She is a role model for many, Hilda Rayappan said.
K V Nagaraju, Assistant Commissioner of the Labour Department, Renny D’Souza, Chairman of Child Welfare Committee also spoke on the occasion. School bag were distributed to students of Chinnara Thangudhama, Inchara Foundation and other organisations,
Bar Association President M R Ballal, MCC Commissioner B H Naranappa, Legal Service Authority’s Member Secretary A G Gangadhar and others were present.