A tribal labourer from Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar district, 251 kilometres south west of capital Bhopal, pedaled a bicycle for about 105 kilometres to take his son to an examination centre at the district headquarters on Tuesday, according to the labourer and his son.
Shobharam, a resident of Bayadipura in Manawar tehsil of Dhar district, was spotted by people at Dhar district headquarters on Tuesday morning when he reached the examination centre– Bhoj Girls Higher Secondary School– pedalling the bicycle with his son, a class 10 student, sitting on the frame of the cycle.
Shobharam said, “After the lockdown restrictions buses came to a halt. The buses are not operating even now. There was no one to help me at the village, hence I decided to come here on my bicycle.