Jyoti Kumari, the Bihar woman who cycled virtually 1,200 km along with her father as pillion to achieve house, has been praised on Twitter by US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump.
Ms Trump has described the 15-year-old’s arduous effort to get to house her house in Bihar amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, as “beautiful feat of endurance and love”.
“15 yr old Jyoti Kumari, carried her wounded father to their home village on the back of her bicycle covering +1,200 km over 7 days. This beautiful feat of endurance & love has captured the imagination of the Indian people and the cycling federation!,” she tweeted.
Ms Kumari, a Bihar native, was visiting her father Mohan Paswan in Gurgaon in March, when the nationwide lockdown was introduced. Mr Paswan, an e-rickshaw driver, had met with an accident and was injured.
Because of the lockdown, Jyoti was pressured to stick with her father. With no job, no cash and with the owner threatening to throw them out, the father-daughter duo was observing hunger.
Jyoti then determined to go again to her hometown Darbhanga in Bihar, however not with out her father.
She first borrowed cash to purchase a cycle. There was no possibility, she believed, since trains and buses weren’t operating and her father could not stroll.
Mr Paswan later stated he tried to dissuade his daughter, telling her that using a bicycle with a a lot heavier pillion rider was not straightforward. But Jyoti insisted and he gave in.
Jyoti stated they’d cycle for 30 to 40 km a day and generally, an odd truck driver would comply with take them aboard.
“It was unbearably tiring. We would stop for food at places where we could see free food being distributed among people like us,” Jyoti later shared.
The Indian Cycling Federation has invited her to trials subsequent month.