A team of five motorbike riders from Pune arrived into Mangalore on the evening of September 22. They said that they are riding to change society, minimize child..." />
Mangalore, September 29: A team of five motorbike riders from Pune arrived into Mangalore on the evening of September 22. They said that they are riding to change society, minimize child labour, and generate awareness regarding the evil effects of child labour. The riders are all in their twenties; and they had ridden from Pune through Goa and entered into Karnataka at Karwar before stopping at Mangalore on September 22.
The riders are Surojit Sadhu on his Hero Honda CBZ, Ananth Bhatia on his Bajaj Pulsar 220, Ashutosh Adkar on his Kawasaki Ninja, Amogh Navalkar on his TVS Apache RTR, and Ankit Khandelwal on his Yamaha FZ16—all techies from Pune. They have covered a total of 3000kms in 8 days.
The team told Mangalorean.com that they were riding in a casual manner without any anti child labour banners because they did not want to alert people associated with child labour. They also revealed that they had encountered a number of cases of financial discrimination among child labourers. Speaking about their experiences, they said that they had come across the case of a child worker who was getting only Rs150 for working 8hrs daily.
Surojit said that the team intends to start a movement with the help of their colleagues to eradicate child labour as soon as they get back to Pune.