Jyoti Kumari
Bihar's Jyoti Kumari who cycled 1,200 km from Gurugram to Darbhanga | Twitter
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New Delhi: Jyoti Kumari, the girl who carried her injured father home from Gurugram to Bihar’s Darbhanga, covering the around 1,200-km journey on a cycle amid a nationwide lockdown, is being showered with accolades and offers of help.

After a trial offer from the Cycling Federation of India and that for help towards her education from several ministers, the teenager has now been promised a place in Super 30, the famed IIT-JEE coaching institute, by its founder and mathematician Anand Kumar.

Kumar posted on his Facebook page that his brother had met Jyoti’s family and she was welcome to join the Super 30 family. He also promised to arrange for all the expenses for her engineering studies.

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and Bihar’s former chief minister Rabri Devi spoke to the girl’s family through a video call Sunday. Devi has offered to sponsor Jyoti’s education, her wedding and also promised to provide a job to the teen’s father.

Lok Janshakti Party MP Chirag Paswan has also offered to sponsor her education.

Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Chaubey said he was considering making her the “health ambassador” of India.

Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan called Jyoti a “modern Shravan Kumar” (a mythological figure known for carrying his blind parents on his shoulders) and appealed to Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to provide scholarship and training to her.

Responding to the tweet, Rijiju said Jyoti will be chosen as a trainee in Delhi’s National Cycling Academy after her trials with the Cycling Federation of India.

Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also appealed to Rijiju to give full support to the girl.

The ‘cycle girl’ has, however, refused to come for the trial immediately as she wants to focus on her studies. She said she is physically exhausted after the long journey.

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has also offered Rs 1 lakh to Jyoti for her courageous feat.


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‘Lionhearted girl’

Jyoti had cycled for seven days to reach home, covering 1,200 km. On 22 May, US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump posted a tweed admiring the girl’s endurance and love for her father.

The New York Times also took note of Jyoti’s arduous journey, with a headline that said “‘Lionhearted’ Girl Bikes Dad Across India, Inspiring a Nation”.

Social media users, however, were divided with many condemning the Narendra Modi government for failing to fulfill its responsibilities towards the migrants.


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  1. She has become a symbol of bravery and huge source of inspiration for many young Indian girls as well as boys.we fell proud of her strong will power and dedication for her dedication.
    On the other hand she too revealed the true affection and love for her father and reminded the past glorious story of shrawn Kumar.
    Our girls should not be noticed anyway less than boys. They will do the same what a boy does for his family, society , and country.
    It’s time to eradicate the differences between a lad and lass.
    Our society must come ahead to lead our girls in front the race.
    They have right to get equal opportunities as we provide to a boy.
    Salute such girl!!!

  2. That’s what is called an Indian mindset. Idotic offer. For a girl who now aspires to be a cyclist,what good will he do to give her tuitions for IIT?
    IIT IIT IIT, nothing else seems to fantasise the useless 40 year old uncles of this nation. You recite a poem on IIT,they might cum as well.
    People need to accept that its good to have a dream if you have the talent and IQ but simply getting cricketers or cyclists or footballers to join Super 30 won’t give you a direct entry into the institution.

    If at all he wishes,he should give free tuition to a guy who had IQ but didn’t make it into 30. Find such young minds,there are a lot of them.

    He’s a fool. Another man who sells IIT dreams. Ask IITians and then decide do you have it in yourself rather than pouncing onto free coachings.

    Seems like they’ll eat shit even just because its free.

  3. Gld must glorify her future with utmost love and blessings 🥺a miraculous example of selflessness
    She must get success in her life 💝👍👏👏👏

  4. English media has no time for Jyoti Kumari because their mind is mortgaged to glorify a good for nothing Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

  5. God bless this poor girl. A girl carried her father 1200 km to her village and still Indians pray for a boy.

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