Jharkhand couple who drove 1,200 km to write down examination get air tickets for return journey

Gwalior (MP), September 6

A 27-year-old Jharkhand man, who drove over 1,200 km on a scooter along with his pregnant spouse sitting pillion in order that she might seem in an examination for aspiring academics, acquired air tickets for his or her return journey from right here.

The tribal couple, Dhananjay Kumar (27) and his spouse Soni Hembram (22), travelled on the two-wheeler from Ganta Tola village in Godda district of Jharkhand to succeed in Gwalior, a centre for DEd (Diploma in Education) examination, required to be cleared by these desirous to take up instructing jobs.

The want to see his spouse change into a schoolteacher impressed Kumar, who himself studied until class 8, to undertake the arduous journey, overlaying greater than 1,200 km throughout 4 states, braving rains and dangerous roads within the midst of COVID-19-enforced lockdown.

After the couple’s story appeared in media, the Adani Foundation provided them air tickets for his or her return journey to succeed in their house in Jharkhand.

“Dhananjay and Soni’s marathon travel was a journey of survival, resilience & great optimism. We @AdaniFoundation are humbled to arrange for their comfortable return journey to Godda & thankful to the local media for bringing this inspiring story to light,” the Foundation’s chairperson Priti Adani mentioned in a tweet on Saturday.

Dhananjay Kumar on Sunday instructed PTI that Adani Foundation has supplied them with air tickets from Gwalior to Ranchi for September 16.

Since there is no such thing as a direct flight from Gwalior to Ranchi, we are going to attain there through Hyderabad, he mentioned, including that he’ll attain his house in Godda district by street from Ranchi.

He knowledgeable that the inspiration may even prepare to ship again his scooter, which he used for reaching Gwalior, to his house in Jharkhand.

Kumar additionally mentioned that he has acquired a cellphone name from the district administration of Godda (Jharkhand) saying that they may prepare a automobile for them to succeed in house from Ranchi.

Meanwhile, Gwalior’s district administration has organized the lodging for the couple close to the examination centre, he knowledgeable.

So far, the couple was residing about 15-km away from the centre on rented lodging.

Kumar mentioned that the district administration has additionally organized the well being check-up of his pregnant spouse and she or he was discovered fully wholesome.

The couple had mortgaged their jewelry to lift Rs 10,000 to fulfill their bills to succeed in Gwalior.

Dhananjay mentioned {that a} Mumbai-based lady additionally deposited Rs 10,000 in his account to take again jewelry which he had mortgaged.  Some individuals from Godda additionally referred to as him promising to rearrange a job for him, he mentioned.

The couple had arrived right here on August 30 for DEd examination being performed by the MP Board of Secondary Education. The examination will proceed until September 11.

“We started off on August 28 morning and en route stayed a night each in Muzaffarpur (Bihar) and Lucknow to reach Gwalior on our scooter,” mentioned Kumar, who was working as a prepare dinner with a caterer earlier than he misplaced his job three months in the past due to the lockdown.

Kumar’s spouse Soni earlier mentioned that I believed that it received’t be attainable for me to seem on this examination however after seeing my husband’s dedication and braveness, I acquired prepared for this lengthy journey.

“We faced a lot of trouble due to rains. I got a mild fever en route, but now everything is okay.  I will apply for a teaching job in Jharkhand and I am sure I will get selected,” Soni, who acquired married to Kumar in December final yr, mentioned. PTI


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