Punjab, Aug 02 : The world often speaks about women empowerment and roadmap to gender equality, while some women prove the fact of being equal and well empowered.
How many women in India show passion towards working for their livelihood?
In Urban areas only 39% of women work neck to neck with men and what about the rest? Meet Paramjeet Kaur, a bike taxi rider hails from Mohali is a 52 year old grandmother who works commendably and stun even the men around.
Uber, which is a transportation service provider, came in Association with Punjab government, launched an initiative called Apni Gaddi, Apna Rozgar Under the programme, 100 bike taxis riders started operating in Mohali, Kharar, and Zirakpur.
For inaugurating the launch, Punjab Finance Minister, Manpreet Singh Badal came to flag off the bike taxi riders for their initial start up programme.
In the inaugural ceremony, Paramjeet Kaur, 52-years-old became Mohali’s first woman to head on as a bike taxi rider among the 100 bike taxi drivers. The irony is Paramjeet Kaur lost her husband at a very young age and raised her children all by herself.
The woman who never layed back for all the gloom and despair life showed her, rather she stood strong to face all that came to her life. She is a mother to three grown children and a loving grandmother to one who lives with a passion to work endlessly for herself and as an independent woman of the age.
They are paid hourly basis, and she has been appointed a target of six rides a day and if it’s not done, the bike taxi can be transferred to other rider.
Meeting up high with the pace, Paramjeet is managing completely moving over the targets, by providing closely 30 bike taxi rides a day.
A senior citizen she boarded recently commended her for such a big step taken and adviced more women to come outside of their homes and become working women in their own interest.
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