A veterinarian who rode pillion on his son's motorcycle for over 350 km from Niwari to Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh with crow samples for bird flu testing has come in for praise from Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
RP Tiwari, assistant veterinary officer of Prithvipur area, said he was asked on Saturday evening to take the samples to Bhopal, but he missed his bus from Tikamgarh district, come 60 km from Prithvipur, later that night and failed to get a train ticket.
"I decided to ride pillion on my son's motorcycle. It was very cold on the way but we managed to reach by Sunday and submit the crow carcasses for bird flu testing," the 54-year-old told PTI on Monday.
Taking to Twitter, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, "I salute the indomitable zeal of Shri RP Tiwari. You have set a glorious example of dedication and strong willpower for the society. Madhya Pradesh is made by officers and employees like you."