During lockdown, news of Jyoti Kumari carrying her injured father home 1200 km from Gurugram reached Ivanka Trump. Ivanka Trump, daughter and advisor of US President Donald Trump, praised Jyoti Kumari on Friday while sharing the news. He said that this beautiful valor of endurance and love caught the attention of the Indian people and the Cycle Federation.
The courageous story of Jyoti has also reached the White House in the USA as President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump tweeted lauding the Indian girl. “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!🇮🇳,” she wrote.
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!🇮🇳 https://t.co/uOgXkHzBPz
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 22, 2020
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.”
Jyoti and her father lived in Gurugram in Haryana. Her father Mohan Paswan was injured in an accident during the lockdown, leaving him unable to go home.
Following this, on May 10, Jyoti left along with her father from Gurugram on a bicycle for Darbhanga. She arrived home on May 16.
People were stunned to learn about the plight, as well as courage displayed by Jyoti. Even Ivanka Trump was impressed and went on to share the news related to Jyoti.