Palak a journalism graduate believes in simplifying the complicated and writing about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. She calls herself a " hodophile" or in layman words- a person who loves to travel.
Madhya Pradesh's Tanya Daga who is country's only para cyclist pedalled 3,800 km covering the distance from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in a record time of 43 days.
The para-athlete not just overcame the physical challenges but also battled personal loss with her father's demise mid-way, however, Tanya did not give up and returned to complete her epic journey.
भारत की इकलौती महिला पैरा साइकलिस्ट तान्या डागा ने सिर्फ 42दिनों में जम्मू कश्मीर से कन्याकुमारी तक 2800KM की दूरी अपनी साइकिल से पूरी की.— Dipanshu Kabra (@ipskabra) January 14, 2021
जब कुछ कर दिखाने का हौसला चट्टान से भी मजबूत हो तो मुश्किलों के पहाड़ भी तिनकों की तरह उड़ जाते हैं...#IndiaSalutesYou #TanyaDaga pic.twitter.com/dPlmzCva84
According to The Times of India, Tanya was a part of the expedition 'Infinity Ride K2K 2020' which was organised by Aditya Mehta Foundation and supported by BSF to raise money and create awareness about para-sports.
She was the only female para-cyclist in a nine-member team to complete such a strenuous ride starting from the North to the Southern tip of the country.
Fighting The Adversity
"I met with an accident after which I lost my left leg. I was bedridden for over six months and it was like losing my life. In such a situation it was my father who encouraged me to prove that losing a part of a body can't stop you from achieving your target in life," Tanya said.
In 2018, Tanya had been to Dehradun for her MBA studies when she met with a car accident and lost one leg. After six months of treatment, she connected to the foundation promoting para-sports in India and took upcycling.
Tanya Daga lost her one leg in an accident and in that situation her father encouraged her by saying that losing a part of a body can't stop you from achieving your target in life.— IMShubham (@shubham_jain999) January 12, 2021
"It was my father's dream that I complete the mission & I wanted to fulfill his dream" she says. pic.twitter.com/ew7qVxTRPd
"I had started my expedition on November 19, 2020. But life tested me again on December 18, 2020, when I lost my father Alok Daga. I was in the middle of an expedition in Hyderabad. I came back and stayed with my family," she said describing the emotional roller-coaster ride she had been through.
The social media 'superwoman' went on to say that since it was her father's dream that she completes the mission, she rejoined the expedition to live his dream.
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