Throttle Supported Event : Freedom Ride 2017 created awareness on the issue of child trafficiking

Editor@Throttle|Updated: August 1, 2017 9:29

On  July 30, 2017, a bike rally was organised by the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) and UNICEF India for which Throttle was the biking partner. The bike rally was organized from Bangalore to Belgaum (500 kms approx.) to create awareness on the issue of child trafficking in the state of Karnataka.




The rally was flagged off from Bangalore (Kanteerava Stadium), stopped at the midway point in Davangere, and culminated at Belgaum. July 30 has been observed by the United Nation as 'World Day against Trafficking in Persons'. Thus the event was to raise awareness about the day, as well as awareness on the issue of human trafficking. Since the district of Belgaum accounts for the most number of human trafficking cases in Karnataka, hence the significance of culminating the event at Belgaum.


Over 50 bikers from Bangalore, Davangere, Hubli and Belgaum particpated in the event. The event was successful in reaching out to over 20 biking groups and communities with a combined database of over 1,00,000 users. The particpating bikers were also successful in reaching out and distributing information pamphlets across the route from Bangalore to Belagavi.