Meet Shobhram, Man Who Cycled 105 km For Son’s Class X Exam In Madhya Pradesh
Shobhram is illiterate but he knows the importance of education and thus, he doesn’t want his son to miss out on any opportunity to gain education. When the COVID-19 lockdown in Madhya Pradesh brought all public transport to a halt, Shobhram decided to peddle through 105 kilometers, carrying his son on a bicycle for his Class 10 boards supplementary exam.
“No means of transport, including bus, were available due to the prevailing coronavirus situation. But if I had missed this opportunity, then my son’s one year would have gone waste. Therefore, I decided to take him for the examination on a bicycle,” Shobhram told PTI.
“Besides, we don’t have money or even a motorcycle. Nobody helps. But for improving my son’s life, I brought him to Dhar for appearing in the examination on bicycle,” he added.
The supplementary exam was conducted for students who couldn’t pass a subject in the first attempt.
Shobhram said he carried enough food for himself and his son for the long journey and took rest for only a few hours.
“We carried food and other eatables with us for sustaining ourselves in Dhar for two-three days. We started on Monday and after spending a few hours of night at Manawar town, we reached Dhar on Tuesday morning just before start of the exam,” he said.
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