Pregnant Woman And Husband Walk For 200 Kms From Noida To Reach Home Amid Lockdown

by Suchismita Pal
Pregnant Woman And Husband Walk For 200 Kms From Noida To Reach Home Amid Lockdown

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The announcement of the countrywide lockdown by the central Government until mid-April has been a huge blow on the migrant workers working in the urban areas. These labourers, who had left their villages and towns to earn a living in the cities were on the face of dire crisis amid the shutdown, with insufficient funds in store, and no means of transportation to commute back to their villages. While buses and flights were provided to the workers of some districts at a later stage, some had already started walking on foot to reach their homes, covering hundreds of kilometres. Among them, were a pregnant lady and her husband who had been working as daily wagers in a construction site in Noida for the last five years.

Where There Is A Will, There Is A Way

Anju Devi, a pregnant 25-year-old woman, who hails from Aunta village in UP’s Jalaun district, started walking towards her hometown with her husband Ashok and an 8-month old baby in her womb from Noida. The couple could take only roti and sabzis when they started off for their long journey. They were provided with additional food items by some other people on the way.

Picture Credits: India Today (For Rep)

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And They Finally Reached The Village

It took about two days and two nights for the duo to arrive Aunta. They travelled on toes for 200 km up to Orai and then took a loader to finally reach the Rath area, where their village is located. They were in constant touch with their family while on the journey. Ashok is a 28-year-old-landless farmer who works in Noida. Upon reaching the village, both underwent medical screening and the doctor declared them normal. However, they have been instructed to stay in home quarantine for 14 days.

Picture Credits: Reuters

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The dedication of this couple is a clear sign that no matter what happens in this world, family always comes first. Love is the primary factor that binds everybody. Everything else comes later.