A 26-year-old Jharkhand man rode close to 1,100 km with his pregnant wife on a two-wheeler in three days to reach Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh so that she could appear in an examination to fulfil her dream of becoming a school teacher.
Dhananjay Kumar, hails from Godda City who works as a cook. His 24-year-old wife, Soni Hembram is a second-year student enrolled in a diploma course in elementary education with MP board of secondary education, Kumar said to Hindustan Times.
Kumar said, “Soni took admission in the course in MP in the year 2019 as the fee for the course here is much less than in Jharkhand.”
“We didn’t find any train. Soni’s teacher from Godda, who had helped her fill-up the form to get admission in the MP, said a car was being arranged for students from Godda and we had to pay Rs 30,000 for it”, he added.
The distance between Godda city and Gwalior is more than 1,100 km. Kumar said he used google map and took certain short routes to cut off the duration, as reported by Hindustan Times.
Soni said Kumar had been jobless for the last 4 months and it was not possible to hire a car. “I got disheartened and said to my husband that I wouldn’t be able to write the exam,” said Soni.