Our children hold the future of society. Their emotional, physical and social wellbeing is important for the development of the nation and for themselves. In order to protect the child’s rights and make sure that they are well provided for, the government makes sure that there are certain rights exclusively made available to them.
In the past, our community had treated children unfairly. For instance, children were forced to do unskilled labor at an early age. A girl child was denied education and was forced to marry at an early age. But times now have changed. The government of India is trying to protect these children, making sure that their rights are not being denied in any way possible. Child rights are a subset of Human rights.
India is a very diverse and vast country in terms of culture and population. It is the world’s second-most populous country with 1.3 billion people. Out of the total Indian population, 39% of the population comprises of children. Thus it is very important to make sure that these children are not being denied their rights.