Ludhiana: These days, ladies are not sitting at home and are not restricted to do household chores only rather they are the proud women, daughters and wife because women these days are taking care of household chores and manage the responsibilities of professional front very well, without them, no one can stand proudly. This society is no more a male dominated society rather women are coming up with their hard work and talent making their roads towards the success and running their families perfectly. We have proud women in our city who are inspiration for many other women to come up and never feel that they are less than males. So, on this international womens’ day while interacting with proud and courageous women, they feel really special on this and wants to give a message to the women of the society.
Working at city railway station is true inspiration for those who feel that after their husbands’ death they are helpless. She carries the luggage of the passengers on her head instead of begging in front of everybody to earn her living, she accepted the challenge of becoming first female ‘coolie’ (porter) of Punjab. In this male dominating profession at different railway stations of the state, Maya, could be seen carrying luggage at local railway station. She said, “I don’t want to beg in front of anybody to earn my living and put off my debts taken for my husbands’ backbone treatment. Though, it was a difficult decision to make, as its a male dominating profession, one has to run before passengers, and in our society many pass sarcastic comments over women doing meager works but still I took this decision for my family.” she further added on this very day, I want to promote the ladies to come up and earn for your livelihood and don not hesitate to work hard and to strive for success.
Other proud lady, a bus conductor who is doing this job from last two years said, “I feel very proud with my work and according to me ladies are not only meant to do the
household work only rather they are born to work depending on their own. We need to change the mindsets of the people and make the society aware about the importance of women.”
Monica Bajaj another female bus conductor said, “I am working as a bus conductor from last almost one year and I never feel I am doing an odd job. Its what the mindset of the people is that ladies can’t work but its the time when we need to change it and for a smooth running of family both the partners should work. Ladies have all the rights to live freely and to work of their own choice.”
Another hard working woman and an E-Rickshaw driver Sita (name changed) said, “For me, giving best to my family is what makes me work and earn by my own. Every lady should be courageous and should never feel that she is meant for nothing. I drive an E-Rickshaw and I feel very proud to be a lady because I earn for my livelihood. “
One thing that is needed is inspiration to make others live with courage, so, this day is meant for women to feel proud and encourage the other women to live with their capabilities. They should also live like a free bird.
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