Bhopal: A 24-year-old impoverished woman walked more than 500 kilometres from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh to Panna has become a symbol of deterrence and brave. With thousands of other migrating labourers from the National Capital Region, she travelled following the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
Kalli Bai the brave woman is a resident of Panna district.
The woman started her journey on March 25 and reached the village on March 31. She had not only walked a long distance but she had to travel an arduous journey of five times in trucks, as it is the only mode of travel available to labourers during this homecoming journey.
Kalli Bai had delivered a healthy baby boy on Thursday and aptly called him Ram. “He is our Ram because he is born just after Ram Navami”, she tells doctors present at her quarantine facility in remote Bariyarpur Bhumiyan village in Ajaygarh tehsil of Panna district.
Both mother Kalli Bai and newborn Ram is happy and healthy with us, said Dr K P Rajput, the in-charge at the isolation centre.
During their arduous journey back to home after they found out that they had nowhere to go after their construction site was closed, the couple catches trucks to take a ride to first reach Barua Sagar, near Jhansi, Harpalpur in Chhatarpur district and then Bamitha village, it’s 40 kilometres away from Ajaygarh.
As far as the Doctor is concerned, he says to the media that, on April 2, Ram was born after a “normal delivery without any complication.”