Tribune News Service
Hisar, January 25
The daredevil bike stunts by a Punjab farmer, Balwinder Singh, have turned out to be a major attraction for commuters on the way to the Tikri border. The 47-year-old biker has now expressed his wish to perform at the farmers’ tractor parade in Delhi on Republic Day on Tuesday.
Balwinder, hailing from Samana town of Patiala district, started his journey on his Royal Enfield motorcycle on Monday and is expected to arrive at the Tikri border tonight. Crossing through Jind via the Rohtak highway, he has already stunned commuters along the route.
He said he had been performing bike stunts for the last 15 years on certain occasions. Carrying the flag of a farmers’ organisation in his hand, Balwinder drove the bike in the standing or sleeping positions while maintaining balance. He said he would like to perform these stunts at the tractor parade on Tuesday, if he was given an opportunity to do so.
“I started the 225-km journey from my home to the Tikri border on Monday morning and will reach by the evening. On the way, I have been practising the stunts for the Tuesday’s parade. This is my style of extending support to the agitation,” he added.
Balwinder said obviously, there was risk in performing the bike stunts and should not be copied by others. “I have practised for 15 years to perform these stunts,” he said, adding that he liked the gravity defying stunts performed by the personnel of the Indian forces during the Republic Day parade.
However, with the reports saying that the there won’t be any bike stunts at the Republic Day parade this year due to the Covid guidelines, Balwinder can be a show stealer at the farmers march if given an opportunity to perform, said a motorist.