Children in the Capital raised their voice against the evil of child labour on Friday. They presented a street play highlighting the hardships that children face while working as domestic help.
Encouraging these children of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan’s Mukti Caravan in their efforts to create awareness, were Ashraf and Babli, two children who have themselves been victims of child labour.
“I have been through a lot of hardship while working as a domestic help. But now I am studying, and I want all children in this country to experience the freedom,” said Babli, at the launch of the ‘From Work to School’ campaign.
A nation-wide campaign was launched by the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), in association with PVR Cinemas to eliminate child labour and replace it with universal education.
As part of this month-long campaign, efforts like the Mukti Caravan, a campaign on wheels from Delhi to Mumbai, door-to-door sticker campaigns, street theatres, cycle rallies and putting up posters on public transport along the national highways would be conducted.
The campaign was launched by social activist and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and Gul Panag.