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Scores of slum children in Patna took to the streets on Sunday protesting against child labour demanding right to education.  Children, under the aegis of ‘Prayas Bharti Trust,’ a voluntary group, raised slogans against those who engage child labour.  “Child labour must be stopped. Every child should be enrolled in schools so that he would become a doctor or engineer,” said Santosh Kumar, a protester.  Despite the 1986 Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, child labour is still rampant in India due to extreme poverty. Organisers said the purpose of the protest was to spread awareness on child education. “The main purpose behind organising such protest is to spread awareness regarding child education. Instead of sending these slum children to brick kilns, restaurants and other places, parents must send them to schools so that they would become good citizens. These slum children are normal like our kids and have full right to receive education,” said Dipika, a counsellor with Prayas Bharti Trust. Source: http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/59181

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