Art 24 of Indian Constitution:
“ No child below the age of 14 years shall be employed to work in any factory or mine or engaged in any other hazardous employment”
i) Introduction :
It is believed that childhood is an evidence of the faith of God in human being. Nature has given childhood as a gift to human being wants to enjoy their childhood life freely and happily.
Even after 64 years of independence from the British rule, the children who are considered as the futures citizens of the country are not allowed to enjoy their valuable childhood and it is in the condition of a child that their lies the future of any society or nation. Children’s are the mirrors of the society. The quality of life is a child reflects how progressive a society is.
Healthy child is the base of the healthy society. Every child’s basic necessity is to get a proper nutrition, education, training guidance protection etc., but many children’s are facing lack of basic necessities of life (especially age group 5-14) it’s because of poverty, unemployment, migration to urban areas, illiteracy, large family size etc., if it remains worthless the society remains weak. As on a weak base, we can’t construct multistoried building so for bright future of the society.
ii) Child labour a curse to the society
Child labour may be defined as one who has not yet attained the age of 14 years and whose physical, mental and social development has suffered due to pre-mature employment.
Child labour is one of the social evils that has been crippling the Indian society since a very long time. Its presence can be felt every where you go be it a rural village or a metropolitan city the child labours are working in mines, carpet, match, fireworks, brass and automobiles industries.
Child labour is really a curse to our society and crime against humanity, Children work when they are supposed to play or go to school and