The 1998 national census of India estimated the total number of child labour, aged 5–14, to be at 12.6 million, out of a total child population of 253 million in 5-14 age group. A 2009-2010 nationwide survey found child labour prevalence had reduced to 4.98 million children (or less than 2% of children in 5-14 age group). The 2011 national census of India found the total number of child labour, aged 5–14, to be at 4.35 million, and the total child population to be 259.64 million in that age group. The child labour problem is not unique to India; worldwide, about 217 million children work, many full-time.
I’ll admit it, the numbers are scary and it’s high time something needs to be done for the same. BeingIndian shared a funny sketch for this cause, in an attempt to enlighten us as to what it would really happen when children are made to work.
This little one is just 5-years-old.
Youngest to them all, she got to be the intern. We’re not even surprised!
This little lady is handling the client servicing department.
Here’s what the marketing genius was found doing!
The intern had just one job – to bring coffee for Sahil.
The Finance Head wasn’t doing really well either:
This was done in a light humor, but it did bring out a strong message. Watch the full video here –