Gwalior, September 4
Rains and potholed roads have been no deterrence for a Jharkhand man who drove over 1,200 km on a scooter, together with his pregnant spouse sitting pillion in order that she may seem for an examination for aspiring lecturers right here in Madhya Pradesh.
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 eager to take up educating jobs.
The want to see his spouse develop into a schoolteacher impressed Kumar to undertake the arduous journey, masking greater than 1,200 km throughout 4 states, braving rains and dangerous roads within the midst of COVID-19-enforced lockdown.
As trains, buses and different technique of transport weren’t accessible, we determined to traverse the journey by highway on our two-wheeler, Kumar advised PTI on Friday.
My spouse, who’s pregnant, was initially reluctant to take this arduous journey. But after seeing my willpower, she agreed for this lengthy journey, he mentioned.
The couple arrived right here on August 30 for DEd examination being performed by the MP Board of Secondary Education. The examination will proceed till September 11.
As a video of the couple and their journey taken by some newspersons went viral on social media, the district administration stepped in to assist them.
If I had employed a taxi for coming to Gwalior, it could have value Rs 30,000 which was an enormous quantity for me. Whatever little jewelry now we have, we mortgaged it to boost Rs 10,000.
“So far, now we have spent Rs 5,000 on our one-way journey and on a room that now we have taken on lease in Deendayal Nagar right here, Kumar, who has studied until Class 8, mentioned.
We began off on August 28 morning and en route stayed an evening every in Muzaffarpur (Bihar) and Lucknow to succeed in Gwalior on our scooter, mentioned Kumar, who was working as a cook dinner with a caterer earlier than he misplaced his job three months in the past due to lockdown.
Earlier I assumed that it will not be potential for me to seem on this examination however after seeing my husbands willpower and braveness, I acquired prepared for this lengthy journey.
“We confronted a number of hassle as a consequence of rains. I acquired a light fever en route, however now all the things is okay. I’ll apply for a educating job in Jharkhand and I’m certain I’ll get chosen, Soni, who acquired married to Kumar in December final yr, mentioned.
Taking cognisance of the couple’s travails, Gwalior collector Kaushlendra Vikram Singh directed the districts girls empowerment officer, Shaleen Sharma, to maintain them and supplied Rs 5,000 as instant help.
Sharma mentioned the administration may even pay for his or her lease and make preparations for his or her meals. We have additionally supplied to ship them again to their village safely.
As the lady is pregnant, particular consideration is being given to her and her medical examination and ultrasound will likely be accomplished on Sunday, he added. PTI