President Kovind offers ‘Eidi’ to budding bicycle owner

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 31 

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday gifted a racing bicycle to a struggling schoolboy, Riyaz, who desires of excelling as a bicycle owner.

In a press release, Rashtrapati Bhawan mentioned the President hoped that Riyaz turns into a world biking champion and realises his dream by exhausting work.

In a tweet, the President mentioned: “The bicycle delivered to Riyaz today, a day before Eid-al-Adha, comes as Eidi in true spirit of the festival that is marked by gifts given by elders to youngers.”

Riyaz’s story is kind of educative for youth who come from underprivileged backgrounds and dream huge of their life. A pupil of Class 9 at Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya at Anand Vihar in Delhi, Riyaz initially belongs to Madhubani district of Bihar, President Press Secretary Ajay Kumar Singh mentioned.

His dad and mom, two sisters and a brother, dwell in Madhubani, whereas Riyaz stays in a rented lodging in Maharajpur, Ghaziabad. To complement his father’s paltry revenue as a cook dinner, the boy, in his free time, works in an eatery in Ghaziabad as a dishwasher.

Riyaz’s ardour is biking, and he practises exhausting after research and work. In 2017, he gained the bronze medal within the Delhi State Cycling Championship. He went on to take part in a faculty video games occasion in Guwahati, in keeping with the District Magistrate, Ghaziabad, and achieved the fourth rank on the nationwide stage.

Enthused by his achievements thus far, the boy has raised the bar and has been taking skilled coaching from a coach, Pramod Sharma.

Riyaz often trains on the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Delhi. He, nonetheless, needed to depend upon a borrowed sports activities cycle for his follow, and all that the budding champion needed was a cycle of his personal. His want has lastly been granted on the event of the Eid. The President got here to know of Riyaz’s story of wrestle by reviews within the media.

Complimenting Riyaz for his achievements defying all odds, President Kovind wished him absolute best within the life and mentioned that his story ought to function worthy of emulation for the nation’s youth who should come ahead for nation-building by dint of their dedication, exhausting work, braveness and honesty.

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