I came across many articles on child labour but this one is really good.
I remember having seen an advertisement - a big hoarding put up
by a Petrolium company saying "we do not employ child labour'. On similar lines,
rating of a company could be done based on two factors : one, a Company believes
strongly that there is a complete ban of child labour throughout its chain of operations
starting from supplier to reaching its goods/services to the end consumer and
secondly it is doing
something to really help the 'children dislocated from child labour'. Many
companies consider CSR (corporate social responsibility) as a mere PR(public relations)
exercise and therefore issues like 'giving a helping hand to child labour'
do not seem to cross their thinking pattern. I am hoping that by the
next Children's Day falling on Nov. 14, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,
2017, 2018.............) things DO IMPROVE FOR CHILDREN SO THAT PEOPLE START BELIEVEING
REAL ASSETS LIE IN NOT IN ACCUMULATING GOLD OR SILVER OR SHARES OR BONDS OR LAND OR HOUSE
BUT IN DEVELOPING CHILDREN TO BECOME RESPECTABLE ASSETS OF THE NATION / GLOBE. Perhaps,
a vision document eliminating child labour by the year.... should be in place by now -
it is high time!!!!