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An Initiative towards Ruling out Child Labour in Andhra Pradesh by several Government departments and NGOs

The sole intention of the committee is to induct children into education institutions, execute raids and educate the people.

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  • The kingpin intention of the committee is to induct children into education institutions, execute raids and educate the people
  • The drive will be conducted from June 12 to 18
  • Child labor can be eradicated through proper enrolment of children in schools, identify dropouts and admit them in schools

Andhra Pradesh, June 1, 2017: A committee has been constituted by the officials of various government departments and NGOs with the motive of driving against the child labor in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh. This drive will be conducted from June 12 to 18.

The kingpin intention of the committee is to induct children into education institutions, execute raids and educate the people. This would be achieved through proper enrolment of children in schools, identify dropouts and admit them in schools, conduct raids in different establishments and houses to prevent child labour and explain the people child rights and welfare, mentioned The Hindu.

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The committee comprises of government officials from departments like National Child Labour Project (NCLP), Women Development and Child Welfare, Juvenile Welfare, South Central Railway and Vijayawada Municipal Corporation.

Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan, Rajiv Vidya Mission, Education and other departments and representatives of Childline have also joined hands with these departments. Apart from these, Nava Jeevan Bala Bhavan, SKCV, CRAF, Care and Share, BIRDS, Arunodaya, Prajwala and Annamma Society are also the members.

“As part of the Anti-Child Labour Day, awareness programs on child rights, seminars, workshops, special drives and rallies will be conducted during the week-day programme,” NCLP Project Director Anjaneya Reddy said.

– prepared by Himanshi Goyal of Newsgram, Twitter: @himanshi1104

 

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Sale Of Cow-Dung Cakes In US Store Elicited Witty Responses On Twitter

Sale of cow-dung cakes at US store fuels Twitterati's imagination

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Twitter post on cow-dung sale
The sale of cow-dung cakes in a US store for Rs 215 elicited witty responses from users on twitter. Pixabay

A Twitter post by an Indian journalist on Monday on the sale of cow-dung cakes in a US store for Rs 215 elicited witty responses from users.

“My cousin sent me this. Available at a grocery store in Edison, New Jersey. $2.99 only. My question: Are these imported from desi cows or are they from Yankee cows?” Samar Halarnkar tweeted on his handle @samar11.

The accompanying picture showed a packet of 10 cow-dung cakes, with the label duly informing prospective customers that the product was meant only for “religious purposes” and was “not eatable” (sic).

The post got quite a few humorous reactions. One user wrote: “Better to market them as ‘Cow Dung Cookies’ in the US.”

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A US store is selling Cow-dunk cakes for fuel. Pixabay

“It does not guarantee the ‘cakes’ are made from Cow-Dung from cows native to India,” said another user.

One tweet said: “Product of India”.

Another asked: “Is that from buffalo??? Raw material Input/output High!!!”

One raised suspicion on the quality of the product in a witty way: “Morality question is kya inka character dheela hai #sorrynotsorry.”

“If someone wants to eat them, they should be allowed to do so,” read a tweet.

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One user reminded that “Religious or not, this is good fuel for conventional Punjabi cooking.”

In a cheeky play on words, one user said: “Isko dekh kar maine DUNG reh gaya.”

Earlier this year, Amazon was selling ‘natural’ coconut shells for nearly Rs 1,400. (IANS)

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