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HYDERABAD, NOV. 17: Ten religious leaders representing various faiths came on a common platform to preach against child labour at a programme here on Monday organised by the ILO's Andhra Pradesh project on eliminating child labour.
Addressing the gathering, the ILO project manager, M.P. Joseph, said that it was a unique occasion where religious leaders were coming together to preach the convey the same message. He hoped that this was the first significant step towards changing people's mindset. He appealed to all religious leaders in the State to use their moral authority to educate people about the need to end child labour.
The meeting was addressed by A.K. Baruah of the Ananda Buddha Vihara Trust, Preetam Singh of the A.P. Sikh Association, Marampudi Joji, Archbishop of Hyderabad, Sanjeev Rao of the Church of South India, Raj Yogini Sheela of the Brahma Kumaris, Mohd. Qureshi of the Islamic Convention, Sahadev Das of ISKON, Swami Tadananda of Ramakrishna Trust, Ravi Shankar of Rishi Sanskruti Vidya Kendra and Farroukh D. Vakil of the Zoroastrian Club.
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