Children in agriculture: The unseen scourge
This year the World Day Against Child Labour
focuses on the elimination of child labour in agriculture.
Worldwide, agriculture is the sector where the largest percentage of
working children is found - nearly 70 per cent. Over 132 million
girls and boys aged 5 to 14 years old often work from sun up to sun
down on farms and plantations, planting and harvesting crops,
spraying pesticides, and tending livestock.
Mayawati's victory - social engineering or social
Let us not forget that Mayawati is not a
religious leader, she is a political leader. Those who wish to
propagate religion are most welcome to do so. Mayawati has never
objected to workers who wish to propagate Buddhism. She had in past
helped such workers and would do in future whatever is possible for
her to do.
Paradise can be regained
Many talk of the past history of over 2500
years, the glory that it was when per capita of Ceylon was greater
than Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Korea. How many know that Lanka has
the only tree with a birth record, the largest man made clay brick
structure is here and we had a great irrigation history, discoveries
of the recent past prove Lanka being a country rich in agriculture.