Bicycle girl Jyoti wants to appear for trials but studies first priority, says father

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Bicycle girl Jyoti wants to appear for trials but studies first priority, says father

Monday, 25 May 2020 | PTI | Kolkata

Bihar school girl Jyoti Kumari, who cycled 1200 km with her injured father from New Delhi to Darbhanga, will appear for Cycling Federation of India trials once the lockdown ends even though finishing matriculation is her primary aim.

“We will surely send for the trials after the lockdown is lifted. She was enrolled into class nine yesterday (Saturday). At the moment, we want her to complete her matriculation,” her father Mohan Paswan said from Sirhulli near Darbhanga.

Rendered jobless and penniless because of the extended Covid-19 lockdown, the 15-year-old was forced to ferry her father who was unable to walk properly after a surgery to his left knee following an accident.

As the story went viral, the CFI duly took note of Jyoti’s incredible feat of cycling more than 1200-kilometres spanning over a week.

“Yes we received the call from New Delhi (Cycling Federation of India). We said she needs rest now may be after two-three months we will see,” Paswan, who fractured his leg in an accident while driving his auto-rickshaw in January, said.

In her village Jyoti had earlier regulary cycled 5 kms to reach to her school.

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