Mummy and papa,
I am missing you alot. Where are you ? Please come back soon. I am giving this letter to postman uncle. Mummy I promise,I will not irritate you by not finishing my meal. I will drink milk daily.
Papa, i promise, i will finish my homework daily and study on time. I will wake up early in the morning. I will not watch TV more. I will not demand anything.
You know what, i started working. A uncle came to me when i was sitting on footpath and missing you. He saw me crying and ask for the reason. I told him everything, i thought he is a nice person.
Papa, i was hungry around 3 days. He gave me food but now he is rude with me. He hit me with scale and stick. He even slapped me. You never hit me. Even mumma is not here to protect me from scolding.
Mumma and papa, you used to say child labour is not good. But i have nothing to eat. So please don’t get angry with me because my body needs food and no one is here to feed me. All relatives are abusing me. They are saying, you will not come back but i know you will. So i run away from there.
I daily wake up early in the morning and start doing work. I am working in a dhaba. Here i wash utensil and serve food. But still he scold me for very little things. Even cut my salary. My hands are rough now. I was thinking how mumma manage all household work and how much you have to work for the salary in office. He give me two time food, most of the time i get left over food of customer. I complained about this to uncle but he said.. Eat it otherwise go to hell. But hell is for bad people, why should i go ? How can i leave that food. I work all day and then no food. That’s not fair. I complained to God about his behaviour. You both don’t worry.
But tell me one thing.. Why you left me alone.. Don’t you love me ? Where are you ? I don’t want to work here but for survival i have to.. Mumma you always narrates stories of angels and fairies. But not of devils. He is a real devil and your prince is his slave.
I am collecting money, so that i can take a flight to meet you. But i don’t know your address, please reply me soon, where are you ? I wanna meet you and hug you.
THERE ARE MANY CHILDREN LIKE THIS IN MANY CITIES AND STREETS OF THIS COUNTRY WHO ARE DOING CHILD LABOURING. IT’S NOT BECAUSE THEY WANT TO DO IT , THEY WANT TO STUDY BUT DON’T HAVE ANY SOURCE. MANY CHILDREN HAVE MANY REASON. BUT WE CAN FINISH THOSE REASON BY GIVING THEM EDUCATION. THEY HAVE THE RIGHT OF FULFILLING THEIR DREAMS. LETS GIVE A HAND TO THEM. STOP CHILD LABOURING.