An Indian engineer is cycling from Chennai to Germany’s Hamburg, an 8500km distance, to elevate funds for victims of trafficking. Naresh Kumar’s assignment is to elevate cognizance to cease all types of present-day slavery. He could journey via twelve international locations, including UAE, Oman, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Austria. Winding up his Indian lap in Mumbai, he might fly to the Gulf. Called Freedom Seat, all people can be part of him for a ride on the pillion of his tandem bicycle called Kindness, for a chat on his purpose.
Through the experience, the 36-yr-old is also raising a fund of Rs. 30 lakh to help a community of those rescued from trafficking and bonded labor in Chennai. Naresh instructed NDTV, “Freedom is the very best shape of residing all of us could have. We have more slaves now than those slavery days then. Forty million humans global over are exploited sexually or as bonded labor. The money I boost would help the rescued bonded laborer’s affiliation. This would be a seed fund for them to start a life with dignity”.
Naresh plans to cover 120km distance every day. He travels with naked minimum apparel and accessories. The bike owner includes a GPS machine that might assist his family and pals to the song his movement. Also in his bag, a puncture and tools package besides a few spare tubes for his cycle. He additionally has a slumbering bag and a tent to rest at night time. This is his first inter-continental biking. Last year, he undertook the 55,000km lengthy ocean-to-ocean “Indian Pacific Wheel Ride” from Fremantle, Perth to Opera House, Sydney. In 2017, he had undertaken the 3300km Freedom Seat experience in New Zealand to combat intercourse trafficking.
He added, “I’d choose up random people and speak to them approximately slavery, that’s the laugh a part of it. Everyone wants to help. When I offer a trip, they jump and be part of me using for a cause”. When requested does he have any worries, he stated, “Iran is the simplest us of a wherein I’d be cycling in a few cold, faraway areas, and I’m little concerned about it.” An electronics engineer from a humble historical past in Chennai, Naresh earned his engineering diploma in electric and electronics with a scholarship. He gives up his corporate job inside the US to pursue his passion for less complicated and comfortable residing. A visit to Nepal induced in him a burden to fight for the most vulnerable people. Rotary Club of Guindy has partnered with him. Naresh would additionally attend Rotary International’s convention in Hamburg.
International Justice Mission, an NGO that works in the rescue and rehabilitation of bonded laborers, has welcomed Naresh’s undertaking. Sharon Jabez, Associate Director, Media, and Communications says, ” He’s no longer just elevating monetary guide however also growing champions and influencers alongside the manner who may want to ultimately have a massive role to play inside the project of preventing human trafficking and bonded labor.”