Ivanka praised Jyoti and said: “beautiful feat of endurance and love has captured the imagination of the Indian people and the cycling federation”.
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
However, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah was not impressed with what Ivanka said and commented: “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 were living in Gurugram and 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.