15-year-old Jyoti Kumari of Darbhanga brought her ailing father by bicycle from Gurgaon in Haryana to Darbhanga in Bihar on Tuesday.
With no job, Jyoti’s ailing father found no way to return to their hometown amid lockdown.
Jyoti, with full determination, made her father to on the rear side carrier of bicycle and started peddling it with indomitable determination. She said, “I remembered God just fir a few seconds and set off with my ailing father to return our ghar(home) riding on a bicycle.”
She covered a thousand kilometers from Gurugram in Haryana in seven days and reached Darbhanga on Tuesday.
They used to cover around 100 to 150 km per day. She said that she even drove without food for two days as she preferred feeding her father with whatever they had.
“In many places, some people moved at our miserable condition or seeing me riding a bicycle with an old age man,came forward and helped with water and some food,” she said, adding that her father Mohan Paswan is a source of strength to her.
After reaching their place, they started to quarantine.
Knowing her story, many came forward to help her in her district. Jyoti aspires to study further and the Darbhanga district administration has assured her to help in further study.
She was also felicitated by a local social organization namely Dr Prabhaat Foundation with a title of “Virangana Mithila Ke”.