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BBA's efforts lead to rescue of seven child labourers

Written by: Staff

Patna, Apr 15 (UNI) Tears of Lalo Devi might have dried up in the three-year wait for her 12-year-old son Anil Sada, lost in the vicious circle of ''child trade'', but activists of leading NGO ''Bachpan Bachao Andolan''(BBA) did not give up hope of tracing him.

BBA's efforts paid off at last after they rescued seven bonded child labourers from Punjab's Amritsar district.

Sharing lunch with the rescued children at the NGO's local office BBA chairperson Kailash Satyarthi, who had been nominated for the Nobel prize for peace this year, said, ''Such achievements add flavour to our efforts.'' Anil's parents were misguided by a person supplying child labourers three years back that their ward would get remunerative job in Saharsa.

The same thing happened with the other children rescued by the NGO.

The child trafficker also promised quality education for these children.

But much to the horror of the parents, after one and half months they learnt that their children were working in Punjab.

When the parents wanted their children back the middleman promised that each child would get a consolidated amount of Rs 12,000 after one year of work.

But for the two and half years, neither the children were traced nor the person who took the children with him visited the village.

All the children belonged to the Ghina village in Saharsa district.


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