Child Labour Day – Celebrating 25 years of Bhima Sangha

Posted on May 04, 2015

Twenty five years ago, the Bhima Sangha, a union of working children, chose 30th April, the day before Labour Day, as Child Labour Day. This day was chosen to draw attention to the fact of their existence in the work force, which was often invisibilised, and to address their concerns. This was adopted by many working children’s unions, including the National Union of Working Children, in India in the 90s.
It has been almost 30 years since the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act was passed. Has the condition necessarily changed for the working child?  What do they have to say on the challenges they face?
Members of the Bhima Sangha came together in Bangalore, Bellary and Kundapur to re-connect with their history and help re-ignite the conversations around work from the perspective of children.
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