Short Essay on 'Child Labour in India' (400 Words)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

In India, there are several temples of 'Bal Ganesh', 'Bal Gopal', ‘Bal Krishna’, ‘Bal Hanuman’ ie Childhood of God. According to Hindu philosphy, a child is considered to be form of God. India is better known to be the country of Dhruv, Prahlad, Lav-Kush and Abhimanyu, the children having talents wisdom, intelligency and warriership. Apart from this, present day picture of poor Indian child is very dark. The poor child is the most neglected, most exploited and the most abused. Female child is the most deprived and under privileged of the whole class of such children. The girls are not only withdrawn from schools and forced to indulge in child labour but they are even dragged in the prostitution.

Child labour is violation of human rights and is considered to be a ‘necessary evil’ in any country in the whole world.. It hampers their normal and natural physical, mental, spritual, intellectual, emotional, moral and social development. Children are doing work as domestic servants. They are employed in hotels, workshops, service stations, shops, construction sites and pulling rickshaws etc. They are even working in hazardous and unhygienic forms of labour in manufacturing factories.

Article 24 of the Constitution of India, 1950 says, “No child below the age of fourteen years shall be employed to work in any factory or mine or employed in any hazardous employment”. Indian legislature has also enacted the Factories Act, 1948 , The Children Act, 1960, The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 etc. for the protection of rights of children. Article 45 of the Constitution of India, 1950 casts duty on the State to pendeavour to provide free and compulsory education to the children. Article 25(2) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights also states about the special care and assistance for the motherhood and children.

For the past few years, work done by the Government of India and the States Government in this issue is praiseworthy. Many new schemes and policies are introduced for the education and betterment of the children. But, this problem is still in existence in India even though all these policies are available in India.

There may no other opinion that child labour should be restricted and if possible completely vanished. It is a socio-economic national problem, which requires close analysis and practical solutions to meet with this burning question. 

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Surabhi,  December 12, 2013 at 10:40 PM  

Child Labour in India is an abuse and it should be abolished as soon as possible.

Ruchi Maurya,  December 19, 2013 at 11:59 PM  

thanks, nice help.

Anonymous,  December 20, 2013 at 12:25 AM  

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komal khutale December 25, 2013 at 1:53 AM  

Really helpful ...specially the starting <3

shubham balhara January 24, 2014 at 5:42 PM  

its relay very helpful for poor children

Ankit,  February 17, 2014 at 2:16 AM  

very good article..excellent work

Anonymous,  February 28, 2014 at 1:27 PM  

excellent work this article should be read by the people who encourages this

Anonymous,  February 28, 2014 at 1:28 PM  

excellent this article should be read by the people who encourages this

Anonymous,  May 3, 2014 at 7:24 PM  

this article is good and should be read by the people who encourages it and most of the children being doing the work as child labour grow and go to a wrong way that is not good.So, the poor children should also be educated being the responsibility of we Indians and the main responsibility of the government.

Anonymous,  August 24, 2014 at 11:03 AM  

its very good

Anonymous,  October 11, 2014 at 9:32 PM  

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Anonymous,  November 23, 2014 at 7:51 AM  

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Anonymous,  December 7, 2014 at 4:54 PM  

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Readoy K Das February 1, 2018 at 1:17 PM  

child labour is yet available in the middle and low standard country like as india and bangladesh child labour . we should try to make child free labour in the world.

Unknown May 12, 2018 at 8:13 AM  

Thanks to all for writing this blog.

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