10 Feb 2011

Cycle rally against child labour

On ride against child labour and to support CHILDLINE, a group of nine cyclists from Gurgaon completed a 320 km ride to Ajmer in 22 hrs
CHILDLINE Gurgaon in association with Pedalyatri Group and Gurgaon Ki Awaz FM channel in Gurgaon organised a cycle rally from Gurgaon to Ajmer. The group of enthusiast cyclists including professionals, doctors, and lawyers covered a journey of 320 kms from Gurgaon to Ajmer in 22 hours to generate awareness on Child Labour and Child Trafficking.

The mission of the campaign “Cycle to liberate Childhood” was to raise awareness against child labour and trafficking. The event was flagged off by Mr. R S Kataria, Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon on February 5, 2011.
A group of nine cyclists from Gurgaon have completed a 320-km ride to Ajmer in a bid to sensitize people against child labour and raise funds. The initiative aimed to spread a message that child labour is unacceptable in society and bring joy to children who are forced to work in factories, dhabbas, fields and as domestic help. The funds generated through the event will be used for buying a vehicle for CHILDLINE Gurgaon for the purpose of rescuing children.

The Mission Cycle to Liberate Childhood aimed to bring a little joy to the unfortunate children. All those children who are forced to work at factories, dhabbas and fields and worse still, as domestic help, bordering on slavery.
A street play on Child labour was staged during the programme. The play presented a very real picture of the life of children working as child Labourers. The Initiative was supported by The Body Shop.