Ravi Shankar Prasad lauds Bihar lady who cycled 1200 km carrying injured dad, urges Kiren Rijiju to assist her


Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday lauded Jyoti Kumari Paswan, the lady from Bihar, who paddled 1200 km on cycle from Gurugram-Bihar carrying her ailing father as pillion.

Taking to micro-blogging website Twitter, Prasad additionally requested Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to establish her expertise and urged him to present her full assist by means of coaching and scholarship to develop her as a bike owner of reputation.

“During these difficult times, we all are doing the best to help citizens. Was moved to see the courage of a young girl from Bihar who paddled for over 1000 Kms on cycle from Gurugram to Darbhanga with her father as pillion. Spoke to Kiren Rijiju for identifying her talent,” he tweeted.

“Also requested the Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to give full support to this courageous girl from Bihar- Jyoti Kumari Paswan by way of training & scholarship to develop her as a cyclist of repute, if she is willing. I salute her courage and determination,” he added.

Reacting to this, Rijiju stated, “I assured RS Prasad ji. Will ask the SAI officials and Cycling Federations of India to report to me after conducting the trials of Jyoti Kumari. If found potential, she will be selected as trainee at the National Cycling Academy in the IGI Stadium complex in New Delhi.”

Stuck in Gurugram resulting from nation-wide lockdown, a tenacious Jyoti requested her father to take a seat on the rear facet provider of her cycle and took him to his native place, masking 1200km in seven days. Cycling Federation of India Chairman Onkar Singh has instructed that if Kumari, a category eight scholar, handed the trial, she might be chosen as a trainee on the state-of-the-art National Cycling Academy on the IGI Stadium advanced.

The academy, below the aegis of Sports Authority of India, is likely one of the most superior services in Asia and has the popularity of UCI, the world physique of the game. “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 had stated.

Jyoti’s journey has grow to be an in depth speaking level even on social media the place there she is being talked about whether or not she has it in her to pursue biking as a profession. “If she needs to accompany somebody from home, we will also allow that. We will see in consultation with our Bihar state unit on how she can be brought to Delhi for a trial,” he had added.

Her father, Mohan Paswan, an autorickshaw driver in Gurgaon received injured and the lockdown left him with none supply of revenue. He needed to return the autorickshaw to the proprietor. The father and daughter duo began their journey from Gurgaon on May 10 after shopping for a cycle with no matter cash they’d and reached their village on May 16.