Speaking at signature campaign and a rally organized by the labour department to mark the world day against child labour, she said Children are employed as they can be easily exploited. Child labour can severely affect childrens health, safety and cognitive development. These risks can have an irreversible impact on their development, health and well being.
Stressing on importance of education as a magic bullet for a better future of a child, she said All children should be in school. Education is a magic bullet, as it can help children grow up in safe and healthy environment for a better future.
The world day against child labour is observed on 12 June. Every year this day brings together all actors including government and civil society organizations to highlight the plight of child labourers. The Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the world leaders in 2015 aim to end all forms of child labour by 2025.
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