At least 26 child labours were rescued from the manufacturing plant of one of the most renowned biscuit brand Parle-G at Chhattisgarh's Raipur on Friday.
In 2002, The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour to bring attention on the global extent of the issue and efforts needed to eliminate it.
At the school, Stokes interacted with students and presented them with Rajasthan Royals caps.
Kailash Satyarthi was given the Nobel Peace Prize awards in 2014 for his work against child labour and slavery.
Sachin Tendulkar who is the UN body's goodwill ambassador was also part of the event.
Mohd Imtiyaz (40) and Munna (28), natives of Bihar's Nalanda and Gaya districts respectively, were awarded 14 years of rigourous imprisonment by Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge N V Emanuel on Wednesday
On this day national governments, NGO’s, employers and workers take a pledge to work for the elimination of child labour from employments which are dangerous and degrading for them.
Children, who constitute 15 percent of the workforce, are more at risk of psychological and physical health hazards at the workplace.