Mangaluru: Prajna Counselling Centre in city which has been striving hard to bring destitute children into the limelight, has given shelter to hundreds of children so far. Here a girl who once engaged in begging, now earns about Rs 50,000 per month.
Hilda Rayappan, Director of Prajna Counselling Centre disclosed this during a legal awareness programme organised to mark the ‘World Day Against Child Labour' at Town Hall on Wednesday, June 12. She said, "Prajna Counselling Centre had rescued hundreds of children so far among whom 22 students are empowered with good jobs in different parts of the country. A girl child was rescued while she was engaged in begging. As she is now earning around Rs 50,000 per month, she is the role model for all.”
District Principal and Sessions Judge Sathyanarayanachar after inaugurating the programme, opined that though child labour is a social evil, everyone should take responsibility for this evil. "There may be several reasons behind child labour. If parents discontinue the education of their child and send them to work, there may be multiple reasons including poverty. Hence, we need to focus on such problems and find a solution", he stressed.
Meanwhile, students of 'Chinnara Thangudhama' and 'Inchara Foundation' were provided school bags. Mangaluru Bar Association President M R Ballal, Mangaluru City Corporation Commissioner B H Narayanappa, Legal Services Authority Member Secretary A G Gangadhar, Child Welfare Committee (CWC) President Renny D'Souza among others were present.
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