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Children are deprived of their childhood, they work in fields, and they work in factories. Their participation in work affects not just their physical health but have an impact socially, mentally and morally as well. According to the International Labour Organization, 152 million children aged between 4 and 15, who are found in almost every sector are still in child labour today and almost half of them about 73 million children work under extremely dangerous environment. In Nigeria alone, 15 million under the age of 14 are involved in some form of child labour.


On world child, Labour Day here is some eyes awakening tweets from world leaders. Have a look at them:

1. 210 MILLION ADULTS REMAIN JOBLESS BUT 152 MILLION KIDS ARE WORKING IN CHILD LABOUR.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Whose children are they who toil in mines, factories &fields at the cost of their freedom & education? They are all our children. Please don’t accept hospitality where children are working.Why 152 million child laborers when 210 million adults jobless? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldDayAgainstChildLabour?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldDayAgainstChildLabour</a></p>— Kailash Satyarthi (@k_satyarthi) <a href="https://twitter.com/k_satyarthi/status/1138652631461650434?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 12, 2019</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

2. ARE WE ENSURING THAT OUR CHILDREN ARE GETTING HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Child labour is a social evil that endangers the development of children and the society. On World Day Against Child Labour, Let us resolve to eradicate the social evil and ensure a safe, happy & supportive environment to children. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NoChildLabour?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NoChildLabour</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldDayAgainstChildLabour?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldDayAgainstChildLabour</a> <a href="https://t.co/RPdDN6Zvw8">pic.twitter.com/RPdDN6Zvw8</a></p>— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) <a href="https://twitter.com/VPSecretariat/status/1138636213525524480?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 12, 2019</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

3. WE ALL NEED TO WORK TOGETHER TO ERADICATE CHILD LABOUR FROM OUR SOCIETY.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The theme of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldDayAgainstChildLabour?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldDayAgainstChildLabour</a> 2019 is ''Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams!' <br>Let us together strive to prevent child labour .<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SayNoToChildLabour?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SayNoToChildLabour</a> <a href="https://t.co/xdwffHvgZq">pic.twitter.com/xdwffHvgZq</a></p>— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) <a href="https://twitter.com/PrakashJavdekar/status/1138669108407537667?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 12, 2019</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

4. THEY ARE TOO YOUNG TO HANDLE THIS PRESSURE ON THEIR LITTLE SHOULDERS.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Don't give a child a tool to earn; instead, give him a book and help him learn!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/StopChildLabour?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#StopChildLabour</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldDayAgainstChildLabour?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldDayAgainstChildLabour</a> <a href="https://t.co/Y31CDRSrp4">pic.twitter.com/Y31CDRSrp4</a></p>— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) <a href="https://twitter.com/rssurjewala/status/1138655886598070272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 12, 2019</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

5. DON'T PUSH YOUR CHILDREN IN DARK WHEN YOU KNOW THE CONSEQUENCES OF IT.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The greatest deed you can ever do is by educating a child! This <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldDayAgainstChildLabour?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldDayAgainstChildLabour</a>, let's educate and make our future generations learn instead of forcing them to earn! 🎒📚💪</p>— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) <a href="https://twitter.com/SidMalhotra/status/1138711446928281600?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 12, 2019</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

6. ARE WE AWAKE ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW IS IT AFFECTING tTHE CHILDREN AROUND US.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">On <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldDayAgainstChildLabour?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldDayAgainstChildLabour</a>, let us spread awareness to STOP <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ChildLabour?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ChildLabour</a>. One of My SandArt at Puri beach . <a href="https://t.co/YO7ShPkK4M">pic.twitter.com/YO7ShPkK4M</a></p>— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) <a href="https://twitter.com/sudarsansand/status/1138557434325110785?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 11, 2019</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The age where they are supposed to learn and fulfil their dreams they are earning. It’s important that together we pledge against child labour because small hands can handle the pen better

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Author- Neha Wadhwa

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