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Man from Jharkhand travels 1,200 km by scooter with pregnant spouse

With no public transport and unable to afford a cab, he didn’t need this spouse to overlook her DEE examination

The need to see his spouse develop into a instructor pushed a tribal man from Jharkhand to trip his ramshackle scooter for over 1,200 km from Jharkhand to Madhya Pradesh.

Dhananjay Hansda, together with his spouse Sony Hembram on his scooter pillion, started his journey on August 28 from Godda in Jharkhand over potholes, humps and practically non-existent roads even because it rained continuous for hours.

Mr. Hansda stated he couldn’t afford to see his spouse, who’s six months pregnant, miss out the Diploma in Elementary Education (DEE) examination that might make her eligible for the place of a instructor in Jharkhand.

They lined the gap on the highway passing by way of Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh and reached Gwalior, the place the examination is at present being held, on August 30.

As the general public transport system was not but open, the couple neither discovered prepare nor bus to journey from Godda to Gwalior.

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“The examination was important for us. I have not studied beyond Class X. I did not want my wife to lose out the opportunity to achieve the educational feat she wanted. It made both of us decide to undertake the audacious journey keeping all our heath issues aside,” he stated.

The couple was residing of their aunt’s home in Godda. Mr. Hansda had misplaced the job of a cook dinner in a catering company in Gujarat within the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown. Since their return from Gujarat, that they had exhausted all their financial savings over the previous 4 months.

“I had appeared in my first year DEE examination in July 2019. The second year examination was scheduled in July 2020. However, there was uncertainty prevailing over the scheduling of the examinations due to pandemic,” stated Ms. Hembram.

The examination dates have been declared from September 1 to 11 unexpectedly, leaving little time for the couple to rearrange cash for travelling to Gwalior. They weighed the choice of travelling by bus from Bhagalpur in Bihar, however the schedule of the buses was uncertain. The solely choice left with them was to achieve Gwalior by highway however they may not afford the journey by taxi. So the couple trusted their scooter to achieve the examination centre. “Even for a scooter journey and stay at Gwalior, I had to sell my ornament,” Ms. Hembram stated.

“The road was extremely bad. On the first day, we could cover a distance up to Muzzaffarpur, where we were put up in a lodge. Despite feeling uneasy, I agreed to start the journey towards Lucknow, where we would have taken night halt on August 29. Due to high lodge charge, we spent the night under a tree,” narrated Ms. Hembram.

They took transient stops for relaxation alongside the lonely highway, sipped tea at tea stalls, and talked to one another continuous throughout their journey. The flood state of affairs in Bihar additionally made the journey dangerous.

They reached Gwalior on the afternoon of August 30, 36 hours earlier than the examination. Upon reaching Gwalior, they bargained with a home proprietor to remain for 15 days by paying ₹1,500. As their epic scooter trip made it to native media, the Gwalior district administration organized lodging for them.

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