Childhood is the most critical and innocent phase of human life. This stage of life is caring, loving and tension free. But these carefree and loving lives are not possible for every child in our country. All child have right to live a safe and healthy life. More than half of the Indian children are burdens and tension to their family due to poverty. To meet the daily basis needs of family, children engaged themselves in various types of work. They don't even bother of risking their life also. It is quite difficult to figure out the current no. of working children in whole country. Child labor comprises of working children who are of 13 years or below that. Child labor is worldwide problem but it is major in developing countries. Child labor results in physical and mental damage of children and also prevents them from having basic education. Children are considered as future of country so they must be educated and given proper knowledge.
Due to inadequacy of education system in India, child labor is increasing. Parents consider going to school and colleges as a waste of time because of missing proper education. Basic education is not free in all parts of country and if it is then there is absence of quality education. Parents don't get any interest in sending their children for schooling due to insufficiency of education system. Good and proper education is becoming dream for these underprivileged families. Somehow if one family manages to give basic education to their children but unable to afford higher education and drop education in mid. All government school education is deteriorating day by day so people face to private school and colleges. But rising fee of all private institutions break their dreams and ambition. Not only poor families but sometime well settled family children also drop out education.
In Sri Lanka due to enforcing good, free and compulsory education no. of working child decreased and literacy rate increased. Basic education should me mandatory and relevant. For ending child labor, education system should be fixed. There should be limit of fee in private institute so that they can be affordable to majority. Government must provide financial incentives to poor family and encourage them for education. Offering financial help among underprivileged families will be inspiring and be able to send their children to school. Due to unawareness of education benefit, some families don't bother of education. So government should arrange awareness campaign in rural and remote villages of India. Proper education is not only necessary for leading a successful life but also provide ability to take right decision. Inducting compulsory education among all age of people is a key solution for increasing literacy rate.
Child labor takes away basic right of education from a child. If each and every child of country gets proper education then automatically country income will increase and poverty will decrease. Child labor is due to poverty and to minimize poverty education system should be shaped in right way.