Janmoni Gogoi with the moped gifted by Dibrugarh Police on Monday. Image: Northeast Now
Janmoni Gogoi with the moped gifted by Dibrugarh Police on Monday. Image: Northeast Now

Dibrugarh police on Monday gifted moped to Janmoni Gogoi- a young girl who hogged the limelight recently after her story of selling vegetables to support her family went viral.

Dibrugarh DSP(HQ) Pallavi Mazumdar handed a TVS moped to Janmoni in her residence.

After several media houses reported her of selling vegetables on a cycle during the lockdown , the Dibrugarh police decided to gift her the moped.

Janmoni Gogoi is a resident of Saphakati, Ghogora Gaon of Bogibeel area in Dibrugarh and during the lockdown, she has been selling vegetables at Jamira area.

“I am thankful to the Dibrugarh police. This would help me in a great way and ferrying vegetables from one place to the other would now become easier,” Janmoni said.

“We got to know about from media and under Dibrugarh  SP Sreejith T, we decided to help her,” DSP(HQ) Pallavi Mazumdar said.

“However, she refused to take any monetary help from us. She has self-respect and she didn’t want any help from us but we then decided to give her a moped which will help her during ferrying vegetables,” Mazumdar added.

“We are proud of her and she is a true inspiration for others,” the DSP added.

On the other hand, DHSK college principal Sashi Kanta Saikia expressed his willingness to finance her higher studies.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com