Ivanka Trump praises Indian girl who cycled down 1200km carrying injured father

Elias Hubbard
May 23, 2020

According to Hindustan Times, the Cycling Federation has chose to invite Jyoti Kumari to appear for a trial next month.

Cycling Federation of India will invite teenager Jyoti Kumari, who had to cycle to Bihar from Gurugram carrying her ailing father due to nationwide coronavirus lockdown, to appear for a trial next month, reported PTI.

Jyoti Kumari will be called to Delhi once the lockdown is lifted. "We told her that our system of training is inclusive of academic studies and trains them in competitive cycling as well", he said.

Responding to Ivanka, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said: "Her poverty and desperation are being glorified as if Jyoti rode 1,200 km for the thrill of it. Government failed her, that " s hardly something to trumpet as an achievement". "We want to test it", said Onkar Singh, the Chairman of the Cycling Federation.

"If she needs to accompany somebody from home, we will also allow that. We will see in consultation with our Bihar state unit on how she can be brought to Delhi for a trial", he added. She must be having the strength and physical endurance. She expressed her happiness with an offer from Cycling Federation of India.

If Jyoti succeeds is able to pass the trial, she will be admitted as a trainee at the National Cycling Academy in Delhi - one of the most advanced facilities in Asia.


He also said the CFI always tries to find out talent for grooming. The Cycling Federation of India already has roughly 10 cyclists around Kumari's age, according to Singh. "So we want to nurture young talent". "This attractive feat of endurance and love has captured the imagination of the Indian people and the cycling federation!"

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump, praised Kumari's efforts in a tweet, describing it as a "beautiful feat of endurance & love".

Jyoti's father, an electric rickshaw driver had experienced an accident before the lockdown and was confined to his home. The father and daughter managed to survive for two months, but once the landlord asked them to vacate the premises, there was no other option for the duo.

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