“Feat of endurance and love”: Ivanka Trump praises Bihar girl who cycled 1200 km

Joyti Kumari had travelled from Gurugram to Bihar, taking her ailing father to his native place amid the nation-wide lockdown imposed because of the coronavirus.

Written by May 23, 2020 08:44

Ivanka Trump, the First Daughter and senior advisor to the United States’ President described the feat of an Indian girl cycling 1,200 km with her wounded father to get home under lockdown as a “beautiful feat of endurance and love”.

“15 yr old Jyoti Kumari, carried her wounded father to their home village on the back of her bicycle covering +1,200 km over 7 days. This beautiful feat of endurance & love has captured the imagination of the Indian people and the cycling federation,” Ivanka tweeted.

The Cycle Federation of India (CFI) has called a 15-year-old girl, who cycled 1200 km over a period of seven days, for trial.

Joyti Kumari had travelled from Gurugram to Bihar, taking her ailing father to his native place amid the nation-wide lockdown imposed because of the coronavirus.

The CFI Chairman Onkar Singh has confirmed saying that they will conduct Kumar’s test.

“Yes, we are calling that girl for a trial. We will call her to Delhi and we have our parameters in place, we will conduct a test to check whether she is fit for cycling,” Singh told ANI

“She has some endurance because she has travelled for seven days covering 1200 km. We had a word with that girl yesterday that’s why we have called her,” he added.