The 50 km rally of Harley bikers was flagged off from Cyber Hub in Gurgaon and headed to India Gate and back to draw the attention of both politicians and the government that it was necessary to pay closer attention to children and their needs and rights in society. The events commenced with drummers from World of Talent who performed with an emphasis on children’s rights while volunteers from CRY performed a flash mob with the aim of stressing on children’s education, malnutrition, health and protection.
CRY has been pressing for child rights ever since its ‘Vote for Child Rights’ campaign was initiated on November 13, 2013. CRY has chalked out a 10 point manifesto for any political party that forms the government at the Centre in 2014.
Child rights abuse is high in India and according to the campaign, since children in India account for 1/3 of the population, they deserve a voice and commitment from the government. Besides the Harley Davidson bike rally and flash mobs in support of the campaign, press conferences were also held while signature pledges from the general public to get leading personalities across the country to support this cause were also conducted.