Everyone has seen a child. A child who is free from all sorts of boundings, true to himself and with not even a glimpse of pretence. How sweet it sounds, right? Now imagine this child whose age is to play, enjoy his life is forced to work. Work to earn, work to support his family. Leaving his small world behind, he has to learn the false way in which the world works, learn how to act with maturity and worst of all learn to live a life full of misery beyond imagination.
When you read, you might think that the situation is being exaggerated but trust me thats what the actual picture of the situation is. Yesterday I was walking past a construction site and I was shocked to see the number of children that roamed there and doing what? Carrying loads. Not just at construction sites but you can find children working at who knows how many places. From tea stalls to hazardous factory sites children can be seen working everywhere.
we are so engaged in our own lives that we forget to look around the world that exists around us and address the problems faced by society. But tell me how far can we go like this? We need a harmonious society to thrive in but this can be created by active citizens and especially by children; children who are educated, well learned and responsible for they are the bearers of this society. Let us think of this whole scenario from another point of view. Imagine if it was your child who was being forced to labour or you yourself as a child would have been told to work. How would you have felt? Now think of those children who are actually labouring hard at such a young age.
Don’t you think it so unfair for these children and damn unjust on our side? I think we as responsible citizens should call for some action which is the need of the hour. Already a lot of time has been wasted so we need to be quick on our part to help these children out before this evil practice takes over the society. Let us gift these innocent children back their smile for each and every child born in this world has the right to it and no one can snatch it away by any means…..
*Guys if you have felt even slightly sorry for these children then please suggest some steps that can be taken to improve the situation of these children. Recomendation as small as refusing to eat at places where children work matter a lot for these small suggestions, steps and most importantly your involvement in this cause can prove to be a game changer so please feel free to suggest.