Child labor to be eliminated in seven years: Minister Bista

Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Raj Bista Tuesday said Nepal would be rid of child labor in the next seven years.

“Nepal has prepared ‘National Master Plan on the Elimination of Child Labor’ with the aim to end child labor by 2082 B.S. The Master Plan will get approved in some days” he said addressing a morning procession organized here on the occasion of World Day against Child Labor, 2018 jointly by the Ministry and various non-governmental organizations.

Saying the government is committed to ensuring the rights of children to education and healthy lifestyle, he said all stakeholders, communities, civil society, non-governmental and governmental organizations should join hands to eliminate child labor.

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