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Ivanka Trump Praises Girl Who Cycled 1,200 km with Injured Father

The daughter of US President Donald Trump called Jyoti’s achievement a “beautiful feat of endurance & love”.

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The story of 15-year-old Jyoti Kumari who cycled 1,200 km from Gurugram to Darbhanga in Bihar with her injured father amidst the nationwide lockdown has found another admirer. This time, in the United States of America.

Ivanka Trump, daughter and Senior Advisor to US President, Donald Trump, tweeted in support of Kumari, who was earlier invited for a trial by the Cycling Federation of India for her incredible feat.

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"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.

Jyoti and her father were stuck in Gurugram after the nationwide lockdown came in to effect.

Her father, Mohan Paswan, was an e-rickshaw driver who got injured in an accident right before the lockdown, reports NDTV. Facing threats of eviction from their landlord and with no money due to loss of work, Jyoti decided to cycle all the way home to Darbhanga, with her father sitting pillion.

The Cycle Federation has said that Jyoti will be called to Delhi for the trial as soon as the lockdown is lifted. Her food and lodging will also be paid for.

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