Gurgaon to Darbhanga and 1200 km: 15-year-old Bihar lady Jyoti Kumari pedals injured father amid COVID-19 lockdown

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Darbhanga: A 15-year-old lady confirmed braveness and grit when she cycled for almost 1200 km along with her injured father driving pillion, amid the coronavirus lockdown state of affairs.

Jyoti Kumari pedalled all the best way from Gurgaon in Haryana to her native place at Darbhanga in Bihar. Currently the father-daughter duo are below quarantine at a centre near their village in Sirhulli.

Jyoti’s father Mohan Paswan was injured a couple of months in the past and was rendered jobless. Jyoti got here to Gurgaon to handle her father whereas her mom stayed again at their village along with her youthful siblings.

With the imposition of the lockdown on account of coronavirus pandemic they had been unable to do something. Mohan was unable to earn and his landlord had given him an ultimatum to pay the lease or to vacate the home.

They had been so exhausting pressed for cash that he needed to cease taking his medicines in order that they might purchase meals. Arranging lease cash was very troublesome.

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Jyoti then steered to purchase a second-hand bicycle they usually left Gurgaon for his or her native place. It took them almost eight days. Jyoti stated she would cycle for 30-40 km a day and at a couple of locations truck drivers gave them lifts.

The proud father calls her ‘Shravan Kumar’ for her deed. “She is indeed my Shravan Kumar. Having arrived feels like salvation,” Paswan informed information company PTI.  

Meanwhile, the Cycling Federation of India, impressed along with her dedication, invited Jyoti to look for a trial in Delhi subsequent month. Chairman of the federation Onkar Singh informed PTI that if Kumari, a category eight pupil, handed the trial, she will likely be chosen as a trainee on the state-of-the-art National Cycling Academy on the IGI Stadium advanced.

“We spoke to the girl this morning and we have told her that she will be called to Delhi next month as soon as the lockdown is lifted. All the expenses of her travel, lodging and other will be borne by us,” Singh stated.