Letter to Editor: Child Labour Exists and How It Can Be Abolished

You are Aryan/Amrita of C/43, Hauz Khas, New Delhi. You have read a report in a magazine mentioning that there are 12 million child workers in your country. It is a national problem. Write a letter in about 120-150 words to the editor of ‘The Indian Express‘, giving your views on why child labour exists and how it can be abolished.

C/43, Hauz Khas
New Delhi

December 1, 20××

The Editor
The Indian Express
New Delhi

Subject: Problem of Child Labour


Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I wish to raise my voice against the worst social evil–child labour. Childhood is the best period of one’s life. But it is unfortunate on the part of children that, despite the ban on child labour, imposed by government, the practice is still prevalent in our society. Data shows that there are 12 million child workers in our country.

The root cause of the problem is lack of awareness and poverty. Poor parents send their children to earn, rather than sending them to school. They seek financial support from them. But this practice has adverse impact on their well being–physically, mentally and emotionally.

I hope, through media, the general public should be made aware of the children’s plight. Poor parents should otherwise be compensated. Rules against child labour should be followed strictly.

Thanking you

Yours sincerely

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