Sometimes all you need is a little piece of good news to cheer you up instantly. And despite the adversity the world is facing right now, some story from some corner of the country ensures we get our daily dose of positivity.
One such story is of 20-year-old Janmoni Gogoi who hails from Assam’s Dibrugarh and works hard to run her family. Of late, owing to the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, she has been selling vegetables on a bicycle to support her ailing parents.
As soon as her story got published in newspapers, the police in Dibrugarh gifted a moped bike to the woman under the initiative of Assam police chief Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta.
Janmoni Gogo sells vegetables on a bicylcle to fend for her family. Inspired by her self respect & guided by our visionary @DGPAssamPolice Sir’s direction to transform ourselves from police force to facilitators of economy, DYSP HQ gifted the little entrepreneur a moped / bike pic.twitter.com/kncyhRQEr9
— Dibrugarh Police (@dibrugarhpolice) May 11, 2020
As per the report, owing to the poor financial condition, Gogoi had to drop out of high school. For the last two years, she has been helping her mother sell vegetables at a market in her hometown. After the nationwide lockdown due to the deadly coronavirus was imposed in March, she started selling vegetables door-to-door on her bicycle.
“I am thankful to Dibrugarh Police because they gifted me a moped bike to sell vegetables. After reports on me got published, people are coming to help me. I have struggled during the lockdown because I had to ferry vegetables on cycle and had to cover long distances on cycle. Now, I can easily take the vegetables on the moped bike,” she said.
“My father has been ailing for the last 18 years. He cannot walk, and my mother sells vegetables in the Borbaruah market to run the family. Since the nationwide lockdown, our business got affected. I then decided to sell vegetables on the cycle and started taking them door-to-door,” she added.
The residents of Ghogora village also heaped praises on the girl. One of the villagers said, “We are proud of Janmoni because she is a true inspiration and encourages others with her good works. We hope for her future success.”
Meanwhile, Dibrugarh police officer, who handed over the moped to Gogoi, said, “We got to know about Janmoni from the media. Under Dibrugarh Superintendent of Police Sreejith T, we decided to help her but she refused to take any monetary help from us.”
“She had self-respect and didn’t want any help from us. Then we decided to gift her a moped bike which will help her carry vegetables. We are proud of her and she is a true inspiration for others,” the officer added.
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