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Bihar Farmer Drives 300 Km from Nalanda to Ranchi to Ensure Daughter Appears for JEE Exam

Regarding the government response of lakhs of admit card downloads, a student said it may necessarily not mean that "we are ready for exams.”

Regarding the government response of lakhs of admit card downloads, a student said it may necessarily not mean that "we are ready for exams.”

As there is no bus service between Bihar and Jharkhand in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the farmer started his bike journey in the early hours of Monday from Nalanda district.

A farmer drove 300 km with his daughter on a motorcycle from Nalanda to Ranchi so she could appear for her JEE examination on Tuesday.

Dhananjay Kumar, who lives in Bihar's Nalanda district, covered around 300 km in 12 hours to ensure his daughter appears for the JEE examination at a centre in Ranchi's Tupudana in Jharkhand.

As there is no bus service between Bihar and Jharkhand in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kumar started his bike journey in the wee hours on Monday from Nalanda district. He reached Bokaro after eight hours and continued his journey till he reached Ranchi, about 135 km from Bokaro, on Monday afternoon.

"I found the bike the only option to cover such a long distance from Nalanda to Ranchi. Buses are not plying due to the coronavirus," said Kumar. "While coming to Ranchi from Bokaro I was feeling sleepy. I stopped midway and took a nap and again resumed the journey with my daughter."

Around 22,843 students are appearing for the JEE examination at ten centres in Jharkhand.

first published:September 01, 2020, 20:42 IST