Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye - it is very beautiful.
Child labor perpetuates poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, population growth, and other social problems.
Today, I see thousands of Mahatma Gandhis, Martin Luther Kings, and Nelson Mandelas marching forward and calling on us. The boys and girls have joined. I have joined in. We ask you to join, too.
Economic growth and human development need to go hand in hand. Human values need to be advocated vigorously.
India may be a land of over a 100 problems, but it is also a place for a billion solutions.
We as the governments, workers, employers and civil society must declare a war on child labour. This war cannot be won without strong, committed, coherent, and well-resourced worldwide movement. Equally needed is a genuine and active coordination between intergovernmental agencies at the highest level.
The first 'D' is to dream: dream big - not for yourself, but for the country and for the world. The second 'D' is to discover: discover your full potential and the opportunities that surround you; and the third 'D' is to do. 'Do' means to act on your dreams and make best use of the opportunities you have discovered.