DIBRUGARH, May 11 - A college drop-out girl moving around all alone in a bicycle to sell vegetables to support her family, is perhaps a rare sight at least in the State.
The girl identified as Janmoni Gogoi of Jamirah Sapekati Ghogora village near here has attracted attention after she was noticed selling home-grown vegetables in the surroundings to support her family. Janmoni has been into vegetable selling since past couple of months. The covid-19 induced lockdown had almost shattered the economically backward family but with partial relaxation, she has continued with her job. Her mother told The Assam Tribune that her daughter was compelled to sell vegetables as father is practically paralyzed and is unable to walk since past several years.
Touched by her plight and encouraged by her work culture, Dibrugarh Police today gifted her one TVS Moped. The two wheeler arranged by local SP, Sreejith T was handed over to Janmoni by DSP Pallavi Mazumdar. After her plight went viral in the social media and a few other media outlets recently, several people and institutions while sympathizing with her have expressed their support to the family. Social worker Niranjan Bagaria donated one wheelchair for the ailing father while Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad from the district led by its general secretary Dipankar Duarah handed over Rs 5000 in cash to the family. Similarly DHSK College has also expressed to offer her free education to the girl, according to the college Principal, Sashikanta Saikia.
It needs to be mentioned that stashed with varieties of vegetables in bags and a basket, Janmoni used to carry them on her bicycle and then peddle several kilometers to look for potential buyers. While talking to The Assam Tribune, she said: �I am confident of carrying more vegetables now with the Moped. It will also not be tiresome like cycling. I hope to bring more income for my family.�
Janmoni dropped out after completing her higher secondary from Government Girls� Higher Secondary School, Dibrugarh. On her further studies, she said that since she has not undergone studies for two years now and considering the situation in her family, she will need some time to think over it.