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Friday, June 12, 2015, Jaishtha 29, 1422 BS, Shaban 24, 1436 Hijr

World Day against Child Labour to be observed today
Published : Friday, 12 June, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 14

World Day against Child Labour will be observed here today as elsewhere in the world.
To mark the day, different government and non-government organizations have taken various programmes at different places in the country including the capital.
The day is being observed every year since 2003.
The day will be observed this year with the theme -'No To Child Labour-Yes To Quality Education.' At the eve of the day, the Labour and Employment Ministry, Manusher Jonno Foundation and Save the Children have jointly organized a national seminar at the BIAM foundation on Thursday.
To eliminate the child labour, the Labour and Employment Ministry has imparted training with informal education to 80,000 children who were engaged in hazardous works, said the seminar, adding that all the children who are being engaged with hazardous jobs would be brought under education within the current year.
Even the government has enacted a policy on child labour in 2010 and a child act in 2013 with a view to eliminate child labour. The government has identified 38 categories of jobs as hazardous for the child labours.
A child labour section has also been set up at the Labour and Employment Ministry and child labour monitoring has been strengthening through the twenty-three district office all over the country.
International Labour Organizations (ILO) estimates that there are about 12 crore child labours in the world with age limits between 5-14 years.    ?BSS

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