Zulfkar calls for complete eradication of child labour from society


Minister for CA&PD and Tribal Affairs Choudahry  Zulfkar Ali  today stressed on the need for collective efforts  to eradicate the menace of child labour  from the society.

“There is a dire need for collective efforts of civil society and government in this direction.  Only sincere efforts can   eventually lead to complete abolition of this menace from the society” Zulfkar said.

The Minister was speaking  addressing  a gathering of students , staff and  parents at the  annual day function  of Tinny Tots  school here today,

MLC  Surinder Chowdhary  was also present on the occasion

Emphasizing  for zero tolerance against those indulging in exploitation of children, he  said that  credible efforts   are required for eliminating this menace

“The joint effort of civil society, NGOs and Government enforcement agencies is key to end this menace: he said and added that   coalition government would render every assistance to the organizations working to provide education facilities to the children of the downtrodden and weaker sections of the society.

Describing education as vital tool to end backwardness and channelize the energy of children in right direction, Zulfkar called for further improvement in standard of education. He also called for encouraging extra curriculum activities side by side academics for all round personality development of the children.

Underscoring the need for capacity building and proper management and planning to bring desired changes in the education sector, the minister said mere enrollment is not enough.

“Efforts must be made for creating conducive atmosphere for intellectual and moral development of the children”, he said.

Earlier a scintillating cultural programme was presented by the school children, which was highly appreciated by the audience.

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