Thursday, June 12, 2014

Poem on Child Labour

Save Childhood 

Today I saw a child working in a hotel 

In my childhood 
I used to get food in shining pots 
How those dishes were shining
that I never thought.

For me labor was just 
to carry my bag to school 
and get tired of playing 
with my dudes.

My mom taught
Fruits of labor are so sweet 
But for me 
Labor was just to read.

I wish that every child 
gets such childhood 
and Children don't have to work 
for their livelihood. 

By Monika Jain 'Panchi' 

The issue of child labour is immoral and inhumane but in poor families every member has to work for his/her food. Little children instead of enjoying their school and games have to work to earn money. We can see such children at tea stalls, small restaurants, in mechanic shops, cleaning cars and working as shoeshines and in industries like match making, candle making etc. 

Child labour is a problem that can not be dealt only by making it illegal. This law is not able to fill the hungry stomachs of the poors. No child does this labour for fun. It is their necessity not the choice which make them work. So to stop child labour there is a need to provide basic necessities to these poor families and to make the education free and compulsory for each and every child. 

Childhood is the most beautiful and innocent phase in human life. But many children are losing their childhood for the sake of their livelihood. Measures need to be taken to stop this crime against these children.