Left Menu
Development News Edition

Law Min urges his Sports counterpart to help train girl who cycled 1,200 km carrying ill dad

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 23-05-2020 23:09 IST | Created: 23-05-2020 23:05 IST
Law Min urges his Sports counterpart to help train girl who cycled 1,200 km carrying ill dad
Prasad also spoke to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, requesting him to help the girl get training. Image Credit: ANI

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday urged his sports counterpart to support the 15-year-old girl, who cycled 1,200 km carrying her ailing father during the lockdown, with training to help her become a "cyclist of repute". "Was moved to see the courage of a young girl from Bihar who pedalled for over 1,000 km on cycle from Gurugram to Darbhanga with her father as pillion," the law minister wrote on Twitter.

Prasad also spoke to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, requesting him to help the girl get training. "Also requested the Sports Minister to give full support to this courageous girl from Bihar -- Jyoti Kumari Paswan -- by way of training & scholarship to develop her as a cyclist of repute, if she is willing," he said.

Impressed with the doggedness with which Jyoti pedalled her way to Bihar from Gurugram, carrying her ailing father, the Cycling Federation of India (CFI) will invite her to appear for a trial next month.



Rethinking Rural Livelihoods in the Times of COVID-19

The reverse migration caused by COVID 19 pandemic has put an additional burden of about one crore people on Indian villages particularly in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Bengal and Odisha. Besides increasing the risk of spreading the ...

‘Discounted Deaths’ and COVID 19: Anthropology of Death and Emotions

Death is a social event rather than the mere cessation of biological functions. As seen by anthropologists, death is not just physical but intensely social, cultural, and political....

Indigenous knowledge of communities a must for maximizing impact of community work

Generally, it has been observed that the majority of the academicians in higher education institutions neglect the wisdom of community people and throw their weight around thinking that they know everything and the community knows nothing. ...

In rebuking FBR, Pakistan’s courts take a stand for public health

The system, if implemented effectively, will allow Pakistans revenue service to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products and potentially add hundreds of millions of dollars to the states budget each year. ...


Latest News

Team Nigma stay perfect at ESL One Birmingham EU/CIS

Team Nigma remained undefeated by rallying for a 2-1 win over Team Liquid on Saturday in Group A action in the ESL One Birmingham Onlines Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States division. Nigma 6-0 answered a 55-minute loss on the fir...

Odisha to build world-class veterinary hospital in Chandka forest area

Considering the present forest spread and elephant population in Odisha, the state government has decided to adopt a focused intervention approach for the development of elephant habitats and to build a world-class veterinary hospital. The ...

Biden staff donate to group that pays bail in riot-torn Minneapolis

Campaign staff for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are advertising their donations to a group that pays bail fees in Minneapolis after the citys police jailed people protesting the killing of a black man by a white police office...

U.S. protests over Minneapolis death rage on amid political finger-pointing

The full Minnesota National Guard was activated for the first time since World War Two after four nights of civil unrest that has spread to other U.S. cities following the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white Mi...

Give Feedback