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Cycle Girl Who Carried Dad For 1,200km Receives PM Award | India News


DARBHANGA: Jyoti Kumari, the “Cycle Girl” who took her injured father Mohan Paswan by bicycle from Gurugram to his Sirhulli village 1200 km away in Bihar’s Darbhanga district, cycling for seven days during the induced lockdown by Covid last May on Pradhan Mantri Bal Puraskar by PM Narendra Modi on Monday.
Jyoti and 32 other children from around the country were awarded for their achievements at a virtual meeting chaired by Modi. She will receive Rs 1 lakh, a mention and a medal. The Darbhanga district administration brought Jyoti and her parents from their village to the office of the National Center for Informatics at the district headquarters here to participate in the virtual awards ceremony.
Although Jyoti did not have the opportunity to interact directly with the prime minister due to time constraints, she claimed to have learned a lot from the experience and stories of other awardees.
“PM’s interaction with the children has served as a stimulus for them to be more successful in life. As advised by the prime minister, I am determined to read the life story of a legendary figure every year, ”said Jyoti. Jyoti’s father, Mohan, said his daughter learned a lot from the prime minister’s suggestions. “This event has glorified my family and my people and people expect more courageous actions from my daughter.” Meanwhile, Jyoti has also been chosen as a brand ambassador for the state government’s anti-drug program. “The district administration is providing all kinds of assistance for Jyoti’s education and will continue to do so in the future,” said DM Thyagrajan SM.

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