“Children belong to schools and playgrounds, not factories”: Ayushmann Khurrana

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has set the agenda for the abolition of child labor in our nation on World Day Against Child Labor.

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On the International Day Against Child Labor, actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who is UNICEF’s Celebrity Advocate for the worldwide campaign Ending Violence Against Children (EVAC), has set the tone for the abolition of child labor in our country. Ayushmann says, “Children belong to schools and playgrounds, not workshops, factories, agricultural fields or as domestic laborers. Child labor violates their rights and deprives them of their education, growth, and opportunities. It also makes them vulnerable to injuries, exploitation, and abuse.”

He added: “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 labor. We can take action to end child labor from our businesses, our homes, and our communities.”

Ayushmann believes that children at risk must be safeguarded at all costs. He says, “Support vulnerable children and their families to access education and social protection schemes. Raise awareness around the lasting negative impact of child labor. Call CHILDLINE 1098 if you see child labor or any other child in distress.”

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Ayushmann will next be seen in two intriguing projects this year: Anubhuti Kashyap’s ‘Doctor G’ and filmmaker Aanand L. Rai’s ‘Action Hero,’ helmed by debutant Anirudh Iyer.