A view of the Sensitization Programme on Prohibition of Child Labour in Dibrugarh.
A view of the Sensitization Programme on Prohibition of Child Labour in Dibrugarh. File photo: Northeast Now

Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri on Wednesday said stern action against those who violate set rules would help eliminate child labour from the society.

While inaugurating a Sensitization Programme on Prohibition of Child Labour in Dibrugarh, Deputy Commissioner Madduri stressed on the need for coordinated efforts by all concerned to prevent child labour.

The sensitization programme held at the Dibrugarh District Library Auditorium. The programme was organized by the Dibrugarh district administration in collaboration with Childline, Dibrugarh with technical support from UNICEF, Assam.

Madduri also spoke about the major challenges in eradication of child labour and the role of government and civil societies.

Deputy Commissioner Madduri was emphatic about the need for a collective effort to find a way forward in doing away with child labour from the society.

The programme was also attended by noted writer and former president of Asom Sahitya Sabha Dr Nagen Saikia, Superintendent of Police, Dibrugarh, Gautam Borah, District Legal Services Authority Secretary Imdad Hussain, Director of Childline, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia Dr Chiranjib Kakoty, Assistant Labour Commissioner, Dibrugarh, Kanpai Das.

Participants from various departments including Labour Department, Police Department, Social Welfare Department, NGOs, students’ organizations and civil society were present at the programme.

During the programmer, issues related to implementation of Child Labour Prohibition and Regulations Act and the reasons behind child labour still thriving in the society were discussed.

The programme concluded with an appeal by Dr Nagen Saikia to the gathering to abandon the ill practice of child labour.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com

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