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World Day Against Child Labour: Every child deserves right to build future filled with hope, promise

By oneindia staff

New Delhi, June 12: India along with the rest of the world observed "World Day Against Child Labour" on Tuesday. The International Labour Organisation launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it, stated a report by United Nations.

"Each year on June 12, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organisations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them," added the UN report.

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This year, the World Day Against Child Labour and the World Day for Safety and Health at Work shine a spotlight on the global need to improve the safety and health of young workers and end child labour.

According to the 2011 Census, India has an estimated 43.53 lakh child labourers. Activists say the number of child labour is much more than official figures show.

Several activists, politicians and well-known personalities tweeted about the scourge of child labour in the country on Tuesday. Here we bring you a few of them:

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