GUWAHATI, June 8 - The State labour and welfare department, in collaboration with the Axom Sarba Siksha Abhiyan has launched a week-long campaign against child labour to commemorate World Day against Child Labour on June 12, a press release stated.
In this connection a programme was organised at the Madhavdev International Auditorium, Panjabari on Tuesday. The programme began with a series of events, including poetry writing and poster making in which over 100 children from various schools took part.
State Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia, while launching the programme underscored the need for creating awareness among the people against child labour. He also released a communication package for the child labour campaign.
Additional Chief Secretary KV Eapen welcomed the children and other guests. He said that the main objective of the week-long campaign is to create awareness about the issues related to child labour and related laws.
Participating in the function, Dr Tushar Rane, chief of UNICEF Assam, hailed the initiative of the State government.