Bhubaneswar: With an aim to bring together stakeholders from all walks of life to come together and commit to discouraging child labour in Odisha, a digital campaign ‘Say No to Child Labour’ was launched in Bhubaneswar today.
Odisha Legislative Assembly Speaker, Surjya Narayan Patro, launched the digital campaign ‘Say No to Child Labour.’ He launched the campaign at a state-level consultation on the prevention of child marriage and child labour. Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (OSCPCR), in collaboration with child rights organisations, Educo and People’s Rural Education Movement (PREM) had organized the event.
Noted Odia actor and MLA Akash Das Nayak, who is the ambassador for the ‘Say No to Child Labour’ campaign, shared a video message extending his support and commitment towards the campaign and the issue.
Apart from launching, the Speaker himself took the pledge at www.saynotochildlabour.org and called upon all participants to take the pledge and spread the message to create awareness against this heinous practice of child marriage and child labour. He also appreciated the collaborative initiative of OSCPCR, Educo and PREM.
The consultation was graced by Sujeet Kumar, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha as the Chief Guest, Sandhyabati Pradhan, Chairperson, OSCPCR, Dibyaa Saswati, Member-OSCPCR, Dr. B.B. Acharya, Tech. Consultant, State Coordination Cell for migrant workers, Office of Labour Commissioner, Sashiprava Bindhani, Former RTI, Commissioner, Guruprasad Rao, Country Director, Educo and Jacob Thudyil, Founder and President, PREM.
Anangadev Singh, the Manager Advocacy & External Engagement of World Vision India, moderated the panel session.