Ravi Shankar Prasad lauds Bihar girl who cycled 1200 km carrying injured dad, urges Kiren Rijiju to help he...
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday lauded Jyoti Kumari Paswan, the girl from Bihar, who paddled 1200 km on cycle from Gurugram-Bihar carrying her ailing father as pillion.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Prasad also asked Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to identify her talent and urged him to give her full support by way of training and scholarship to develop her as a cyclist of repute.
"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 said, "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 due to nation-wide lockdown, a tenacious Jyoti asked her father to sit on the rear side carrier of her cycle and took him to his native place, covering 1200km in seven days. Cycling ...
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