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child labour: A Question Of Livelihood

have you ever seen a little boy serving tea on a tea stall in scruffy clothes with glittering eyes with common words “Chae Lenge Aap”, or making a puncture in a cycle store rubbing the spot of puncture with a piece of a particular paper, no doubt he is a child does he like emerging bubbles in a bucket of water when he dipped tube with a spot of puncture or is it fun for him to add another cup of milk consecutively for preparing tea? as I can remember my childhood I had spent a lot of days playing in scorching heat but it is far different from working under scorching heat under a contractor. there are many pathetic scenes that are agitating creates a feeling of disconcerting, discountenance, and shook every Soul which have some piece of Humanity. If this troubles you compelled you to think about you are clear about the picture of ‘child labor’.

But child labour can be portrayed in many aspects or there are many definitions articulated with the concept of child labour. According to sociology one who must be in ‘Education’ but working is categorized as ‘Child Labour’. according to the general definition person below 14 years of age. and according to UN definition Children below 18 years of age. But the reality is articulated with compulsion, Helplessness creates situations which bounds children with labouring.

Causes which Creates compulsions or helplessness that Force a child not to hold a pen but a tea kettle:

Poverty: it is the basic problem which compelled a child to engage in child labour for earning bread to feed their bellies.

Underemployment of parents: there is a direct effect experienced by children of employment in which their parents are involved. it is found in study children who enrolled themselves in child labor have parents whose employment is undermined. even it is very hard for their parents to arrange the meal for themselves this helplessness encourages innocents young and soft hands to hold a bag of wheat or any material on their vests.

Illiteracy: Illiteracy is the important factor contributes to the emergence of child labor, because of illiteracy people remained unaware of necessary education, social activities, health, family planning, etc. which lead them to irresponsible decisions without knowing ill effects of child labor they engage their children in child labor and prevents them to take right decisions.

unhappy homes, lacking social security, large families, orphan protection failures, preferences for child labor, etc. contributes to child labor.

But how long will it be Prevelent in our society ? how long children who must serves basic education drag weights and hold tea kettles ?

The best solution for child labor is public awareness public should participate directly to heal the matter of child labor why we should wait for filing applications and response for the system it always took months years and we have nothing in terms of result whenever on any spot if child labor is associated or encouraged we must collectively discourage it. NGOs must come forward to support and monitoring. there must be the enactment of policy for child labor, there must be CREDA (center for rural education and development associations). Banning child labor is not enough parents must be punished, media must come with series on child labor for awareness there must be a public campaign not in mobs holding banners for a single day popping slogans, there must be an internal campaign which is intuitive in nature which encourages people by heart against child labor. Child labor is a sensitive issue we must collectively forward to abolish child labor.

GOOD TOUCH BAD TOUCH!

There is no one in the world could love their children more than their parents. Yes they protect their children a different layers upon them ,the layers of their knowledge, kindness, infinite love, and moreover many parents have their dreams on their children and so on. Years passed by ,and the relationship between the parents vary some people love for their partners increase and some increase cases of divorce but maximum parents after ages they live for their childrens . In this developing era as parents you should be more updated to seek what’s going around your society. The cruelty and the inhumanity of those selfless bullies are all around your society aware parents! That might be your neighborhood, your family friends, your relations, nearby shopkeepers and many. Your childrens are the young clusters it builds up by your stories, teaching , strength. And this is the high time ,Teach your child what is good touch and bad touch. Make them self protective.

What is good touch and bad touch ?

Good touch” as a way for people to show they care for each other and help each other (i.e., hugging, holding hands, changing a baby’s diaper). “Bad touch”, on the other hand, is the kind you don’t like and want it to stop right away (e.g. hitting, kicking, or touching private parts)

How to teach your childrens?

First thing is be friendly with your childrens both father and mother should sit together with the children for their learning . There are lots and lots of videos and slideshare are available show them the videos of good touch and bad touch. Educate them both the girl child and the boy child .

  • Use appropriate language
  • Explain the concept of privacy and body space
  • Expect questions
  • Don’t laugh or giggle even if the question is silly or is completely based on a myth
  • Be brief
  • Don’t force affection

Teach them some ground rules for safety: Teach them it is not okay for anyone to look at or touch their private parts — the area covered by their underwear. It is easier for a child to follow a rule, and they will more immediately recognise a “bad touch” if they have this guideline in mind. Reassure your children that you will listen to him or her, believe him or her, and want to keep him or her protected. – ET

Review

I took this topic because, I recently went through a tamil movie which affected me a lot the brutality among children and the unjustified court laws and order! The must watch film of 2020 ‘Ponmagal vanthal’ which is released in tamil industry. While surfing through this topic I also got this poem which will be helpful for you in short to understand the importance of good touch and bad touch!

One India, One Education Board?

CBSE or ICSE or IGCSE or IB or State Board - The right choice ?

Over the past few years, a number of education boards have come up in India, each with its own syllabus and grading system. This has happened because education falls in the tertiary list and is the shared responsibility of the centre as well as of the states. CBSE, CISCE and NIOH are the central boards with CBSE having the maximum number of affiliated schools. There are various state boards like Bihar and UP Board, Kerala Boards, Assam Boards and many others. Some of the top schools in India are also affiliated to international boards like IB and Cambridge International.

All these education boards have their own pros and cons. While one can argue that the syllabus for sciences are more or less the same, it differs a lot when it comes to social sciences and literature. State boards give more preference to vernacular languages and local history whereas the central and international boards have fondness towards English and other foreign languages. The history taught in CBSE focuses on pan India topics like freedom struggle, ancient empires, world wars etc. India is a diverse country with an equally diverse population and this justifies the existence of so many education boards. However the problem arises when students from all these boards apply for higher education in colleges of universities like the Delhi University.

Delhi University has cutoffs for admissions into most of the streams from English to Journalism. These cutoffs are based on marks scored by a student in their respective board exams. Bihar and UP boards are difficult and have stricter marking scheme as compared to CBSE or Kerala Board. ICSE board is tougher still. So, a student scoring 98% in CBSE might have the same aptitude as a student scoring 82% in Bihar board. The one scoring 98% will clear the high cutoffs of the colleges of Delhi University. An inequality also exists within the boards, as students from state boards are considered inept as compared to students coming from ICSE or CBSE. Parents are also confused and often feel pressurized to send their kids to CBSE or ICSE affiliated school, assuming that these schools provide better education. The rich can easily afford these schools but the poor cannot, resulting in further deepening of the inequalities. So even education has not remained the great leveler that it once was.

It is high time that the governments, intellectuals, teachers and civil societies come together and brainstorm ideas so that they can come up with a solution for all these issues. Let’s hope that the draft National Education Policy 2019 recognizes and addresses these concerns.

PRESSURE OF INCREASING COST OF TEXT BOOK OF PRIMARY CLASS

I want to draw attention of our education ministry to solve the problem of poor student who study in the primary class, there is maximum changes in the textbooks every year so that it become very difficult to afford higher rate of textbook, so there should be a panel which regulate minimum cost of text book so that each one can afford the fee of their children education .Our current education system is becoming day by day costlier for poor family. This is creating a big problem in giving a best scholar from weaker section of our society, if problem will not be solved immediately it will create a great problem for country tomorrow. The day will not be far when this section of our society will produce antisocial elements instead of good scholars. The education system should lead to social justice and social equity.



Harish Kumar
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