JAMMU, FEB 26:
GDC Ramgarh organized One Day Seminar on the topic ‘Dimensions of Social Inequality: Child Labour, Poverty and Illiteracy’ on 26-02-2021.
The Resource Persons in the Seminar were Sh. Anil Kumar (KAS Officer), Assistant Director, Directorate of Employment, Jammu and Prof. Pooja Sharma, Department of Sociology, GDC Paloura. All the Speakers spoke in length about “Poverty, Child Labour and Illiteracy in India”.
The Seminar was held in two Sessions. Prof. (Dr.) Meeru Abrol, principal Government Degree College, Ramgarh was the chief guest in the inaugural function and Sh. Anil Kumar, Assistant Director, Directorate of Employment, Jammu (J&K) was the guest of honour. Prof. (Dr.) Meeru Abrol welcomed the resource persons in the Seminar and congratulated the team for choosing the topic of the seminar, which is the need of the hour in this testing time post Covid-19.
Sh. Anil Kumar, Resource person in the morning session discussed at length about the provisions of child labour inherent in the Constitution of India. The Constitution of India guarantees Fundamental Rights and the Directive Principles of State Policy to prohibit child labor below the age of 14 years in any hazardous employment (Article 24). He added that despite having many provisions against the child labour and poverty, these evils could not been eliminated completely from the society at all.
In the Post Lunch session, Prof. Pooja Sharma, Department of Sociology, Government Degree College, Paloura, Jammu highlighted various aspects of social inequalities in the form of gender inequalities, eve-teasing, domestic violence, dowry, etc. She also dealt in detail about measures to mitigate them.
Dr. Narinder Chauhan, presented a talk on “Slum life of Tribal Children of Patiala City” and highlighted the lacuna in government policies meant for eliminating poverty, child labour and illiteracy. He substantiated his facts with empirical and ethnographic data based on his study “Tribes of Punjab”.
Mr. Sachin Kumar also expressed his views on bare economic inequalities. It was followed by an Interactive Session with students who enthusiastically participated in it.Vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Minali Deep.
Dr, Aditi Khajuria, Prof. Seema Sharma, Dr. Sandeep Kumar, Dr. Shamsher Lal, Prof. Risha Kumari, Ms. Madhu Wala, Mr. Sahil Sharma and Ms. Lakshmi also actively participated in the Seminar to make it a successful event.
JAMMU, FEB 26: