There are 217 million working children in the world, 134 million of which live and work in India. These children toil for adults' profits and are deprived of the fundamental human right to education. Working children have no homes and attend no schools; they instead roam the streets and sleep under the stars. They belong to the most oppressed section of the society. In India, child labour is prohibited under the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child as well as the domestic law entitled the Child Labour Prohibition Act, 1986. However, child labour is socially, politically, economically and culturally systemized and practiced all over India.
We need to bring about a social and cultural change in the mindset of the people and create an ever-growing community committed to the cause of creating an egalitarian society free of toiling children. Until we take up the task of educating and empowering our children, changes in the social pattern will become a distant dream.
Until we take up the task of educating and empowering our children, changes in the social pattern will become a distant dream. It is through the expressive idiom of the plastic and visual arts - theater, dance, mime, song and music and dialogue. We can bring about a social and cultural change in the mindset of the people committed to the cause of creating an egalitarian society free of toiling children. A new aesthetic order of the rights and equality of the brown people are needed, particularly for the Dalits (the Scheduled Castes). The Arts is a powerful tool for searching the truth and finding the spirit of the inner self, both of immense value in self and social education.
Endeavoring for the total emancipation of children from toil
The continuing education in plastic and visual arts, music, theatre and dance
The study of new artistic symbolism from the rural base
The production and creation of modern painters and sculptors among the Dalits and peasantry from the village base
The study and development of cost effective housing techniques that popularize these ideas by training school dropouts by imparting civil engineering science for the development of cost effective skills and its effective utility.
Environmental study center for growing medicinal plants, herbs and to increase a forestation.
Develop student co-operatives who will play a significant role in evolving the policies and principles.
Foster the spirit of Internationalism for equality and universal social justice.
Creating a culture of peace, friendship and harmony with the people, for the people of the world.
Folk and subaltern culture