[WSMDiscuss] 15 Year Old Dalit Girl's Beautiful Feat of Endurance

Umakant uk4in at yahoo.co.in
Sat May 23 09:23:06 CEST 2020

Dear Friends

Greetings! I hadcirculated a news item on May 20, 2020 about a 15/13 year old girl cycling 1200km to take her ailing father from Gurugram in Haryana to Darbhanga in Bihar inabout 7/8 days. 


It is clear from thename of Jyoti Kumari’s father- Mohan Paswan, that they belong to a Dalit castein Bihar. Mohan Paswan’s family is also like teeming millions who survive asdaily wage earners and with more than two months of lockdown due to coronaviruspandemic, their life is on edge now. 


Jyoti Kumari’s enduranceand strength as been acknowledged the world over and the Cycling Federation ofIndia has offered her for trials and take care of expenses for her training tobecome a professional cyclist once the lockdown is over. 


Let us all hope for abetter future for Jyoti Kumari and others like her.    


Do pass it on toothers in your circle/network. 


Girlcycles father 1,200 km to Bihar — and hope follows

Vishal Menon, Indian Express, May 23, 2020 



A fortnight after they set off on “desperate” migrant journey on thenational highway when Jyoti pedalled close to 1,200 km across eight days withher father sitting behind, she has got unexpected fame — and the promise of asporting career.




‘BeautifulFeat Of Endurance’: Ivanka Trump On Bihar Girl Cycling 1,200 Km With Father

Republic World (Digital Desk), May 23, 2020 



Ivanka Trump described the feat of Bihar girlcycling 1,200 km with her wounded father to get home amid lockdown as a“beautiful feat of endurance and love”.




Lionhearted’ Girl Bikes Dad AcrossIndia, Inspiring a Nation

Jeffery Gettleman and Suhasini Raj,The New York Times, May 22, 2020 






Naveen Peter, Olympic Channel, May 22, 2020 



The 15-year old, who pedalled 1,200km home from Gurugram toBihar has been invited for a trial by the Cycling Federation of India. 




Watch:13-year-old girl drives father home on a bicycle – from Gurugram, Haryana toDarbhanga, Bihar

Watch: 13-year-old girl drives father home on a bicycle – from Gurugram, Haryana to Darbhanga, Bihar

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Watch: 13-year-old girl drives father home on a bicycle – from Gurugram,...

Scroll Staff

An almost unbelievable distance of over 1,100 kilometres.






With Regards 

Umakant, Ph. D 

New Delhi 


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