Techers Don’t Just Teach, They Inspire! These ‘Superwomen’ Are Indeed Inspiring
Teachers are not only the teaching staff you’ve met in your schools and colleges but those who perform extraordinary things in their lives, mark their impressions as a valuable teaching for the society.
After years of deliberate terror, the 21st century comes out of the closet, elevating women. Though it will be a shame not to argue on the hardships of those who’ve ventured into new fields and the so-called ‘man’s jobs’, it is only now that we’re seeing women doing things that were told its not part of their job.
Women can accomplish any task that they put their mind to. However, in this hypocrite society, women have been underestimated. Then again women had set examples of a few brave women who have risen up the ranks of our society. India already had female Prime Minister, President and Astronaut. There are however, a few Indian women firsts, who are relatively unknown. This is an endeavour to bring the accomplished facts of highlighting these remarkable women.
India’s First Female Biker to Ride Solo From Kanyakumari to Kashmir
Riding a motorcycle is not the unshared preserve of men. While it’s still not too common to see a lady biker on Indian streets, the number of women who ride a motorcycle has been on the rise.
Every time we see a woman riding a bike and dictating roads, we get a sense of pride and satisfaction. We feel inspired by their deeds, by their endeavours and hope to find the daring in our lives.
Here are few Indian ladies who did such splendid works and set n new precedent for others.
Roshni Sharma rode her first bike at the age of 16, but she didn’t stop at just driving around traffic jams. The love for biking was meant to become an example and inspiration for every female rider in the country who have been underestimated. When a friend of hers told her about his trip from North India to South India, she was motivated to set on this challenging road trip herself. But no woman in India had ever embarked on such a journey herself, and instead of getting threatened by the record she got excited to change it.
But the people she were most worried for, became her ultimate pillars of support and guidance. Be it the locals guiding the way or fellow bikers. Roshni was expecting to meet a lot of sexist remarks and eyebrow-raising at the site of a woman biker, but what she found was a pleasant surprise. As the country embraced her with all it’s warmth.
India’s First Woman Driver’s Journey Of Fighting The Society Led By Men And Poverty
Vasanthakumari started driving at the age of 14 when she was not even old enough to get a licence. At that time, she did it for the thrill she got out of it and did not know that her it would help her feed and support her family years later. She became a driver with Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation in 1993 and is said to be the first woman driver in India and probably in Asia too.
Even after having two kids, she joined a Mahila Mandram in her hometown Kanyakumari where people, who knew of her driving skills, suggested to her to apply for a job as a driver. She immediately got a heavy vehicle license not realising that it was a profession largely reserved for men.
Despite being the first woman driver in TNSTC, she did not get or expect any special concession. Until she retired two months back, she was driving along the same route as her male counterparts.For taking up something that most women did not even think was possible at that time, she received the Woman Achiever Award last year in Chennai. And she does not want to give up driving even though she retired two months back. Her plan is to start a driving school for women.
Rohtak’s Only Woman Motorcycle Mechanic
She has broken every gender stereotype by taking on a job that requires, what is seen as, an exclusively male skill. Given the social reality that cannot imagine women in anything but their domestic and reproductive roles; Mukesh Devi’s presence on the road, fixing punctures and changing tyres, causes quite a stir in her hometown.
Women are no less than anyone today, they can do whatever they want to be it business or service. Mukesh Devi certainly enjoys her economic freedom and the decision making powers that come with the job. And also the respect she commands for doing ‘a man’s job’: She has been invited to official programmes by the likes of the local Superintendent of Police.
The female automotive designer in a man’s world.
Farah Moloobhai, an automotive designer, said that when she was studying that were merely three women in her course “as opposed to 150 men over all”. Her mission is to change the notion that cars are only meant for men.Farah Moloobhai, an automotive designer, has been put down just because she is a woman.
India’s first female automobile mechanic
Meet Poonam Singh, India’s first ITI-certified female mechanic. Poonam Singh is the first woman to have done the Motor Mechanic course from an ITI.Singh was the only female among 70-80 students in the class at ITI, Saket (Meerut).She is trained at a Maruti Suzuki dealership.Unlike other women of her age, she stands out of the crowd. Not just for her achievements, but also for her attire. While most women in the little village of Timakiya near Meerut in Uttar Pradesh cover their head with veil, she dresses up like men. Wearing a shirt and trousers, Poonam Singh, the 24-year old heads out to work at a car dealership outlet, doing a job men do.
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