Child Rights are also part of the human right. According to the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) a child is “any human being below the age of eighteen years”. Children’s rights include the right to health, right to education, quality life, play and recreation, and protection from abuse and violence. Children’s rights cover their developmental and needs that change over time as a child grows up.

Child Rights in Constitution of India:

  1. Article 21 A (Free and compulsory elementary education)
  2. Article 24 (Right to be protected from any hazardous employment)
  3. Article 39(E) (Right to protect from abused)
  4. Article 39(F) (Right to equal opportunities and facilities to develop in a healthy manner)
  5. Article 45 (Right to early childhood care and education)
  6. Article 14 (Right to equality)
  7. Article 15 (Right against discrimination)
  8. Article 21 (Right to personal liberty and due process of law)
  9. Article 23 (Right to being protected from being trafficked and forced into bonded labour)
  10. Article 29 (Right of minorities for protection of their interests)
  11. Article 46 (Right of weaker sections of the people to be protected from social injustice and all forms of exploitation)
  12. Article 47 (Right to nutrition and standard of living and improved public health)

Major Child Rights Laws in India:

  1. Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006
  2. Child Labor (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986
  3. Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009
  4. The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956
  5. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012
  6. Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015

Encephalitis Free India:

Encephalitis kills thousands of children every year in the region. Majority of these children are from poor communities. The organization sensitized and aware the community through programs, rally, seminars, trainings, Kavi Sammelan, writing and poster competition in the schools and remote villages.

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.

– Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam