Each one of us has a role to play to end child labour: Ayushmann
New Delhi: On World Day Against Child Labour, Young Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana feels that children at risk need to be protected at any cost.
Ayushmann is also UNICEF’s ‘Celebrity Advocate’ for the global campaign Ending Violence Against Children (EVAC).
Ayushmann said in a statement, ‘Children belong in schools and playgrounds, not workshops, factories, agricultural fields or as domestic laborers. Child labour violates their rights and deprives them of their education, growth and opportunities. It also makes them vulnerable to injuries, exploitation and abuse.”
“Children who have the opportunity to go to school regularly, have a better earning potential in the future, helping end the intergenerational cycle of poverty. Each one of us has a role to play to end child labour. “We can take action to end child labour from our businesses, our homes and our communities,” the ‘Vicky Donor’ famous actor said.
“Support vulnerable children and their families to access education and social protection schemes. Raise awareness around the lasting negative impact of child labour. Call CHILDLINE 1098 if you see a child labour or any other child in distress,” he added.
On the film front, Ayushmann has Anubhuti Kashyap’s ‘Doctor G’ and Aanand L Rai’s ‘Action Hero’. (UNI)