“As the strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of her is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes”.
Every kind of role is played by women whether it’s a mother, wife, daughter or a friend. She is not less than men in any field. From being identical with the kitchen, they are achieving new milestones in every field till now considered to be the domain of men. And Himachali women have also proved this as they have come a long way. The International Women’s Day (March 8) has been symbols of celebrating such women who have outshine favoritism to come out with airborne colors. Let’s celebrate the success of astonishing gifted Himachali women.
Baljeet Kaur: Mountaineer
To climb Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak is not an easy task, but Solan’s 22 years old Baljeet Kaur has proved her bravery by climbing it along with her team last year. For this achievement, she was also honored by Defence Minister Manohar Parikar recently.
Baljeet Kaur, a member of NCC team selected from across the country, had climbed the Mount Everest in May 2016.
Rami Devi: Entrepreneur
From being a helpless lady as her husband had passed away after just one and a half years of their marriage, the life of Rami Devi of Kullu is an inspiration for all ladies. She became a successful capitalist as Rami Devi had no other option to earn money to raise her daughter.
She took to weaving as a career option and now she has completed 20 years in this business thus presenting a perfect picture of women entrepreneurship. Bhuttico has also honored Rami Devi for her hard work and determination.
Jyotsana Thakur: Martial Arts Expert
Martial Arts are another field, where males are ruled. But Jyotsana of Kullu not only learnt it but also won 33 medals in various national and international competitions.
Jyotsana told that she always wanted to prove that she can also perform in this male dominated field.
Aditi Thakur: Paraglider
15 years old girl took flight in the world famous paragliding site at Bir-Billing, and then everybody was astonished and saluted her devotion towards adventure sports.
Aditi Thakur from Bir not only registered her name as youngest paraglider in the National Accuracy Paragliding Competition but also got third position in women’s category in this event. There were eight women from across the world who participated in it.
Dev Kanya Thakur: Film Director
To convey message, Himachali women used different mediums to reach out to the targeted audience. Dev Kanya Thakur, who started her career with journalism had also got one effective medium to convey her message for women across the world. She made a movie ‘No land for women’, which got recognition not only in the country but also internationally. This film also got awards for its effective subject that touched the untouched area of women’s life.
Seema Thakur: Himachal’s First Woman Driver
Bus and taxi driving, a male conquered field had no place for women drivers until Seema entered this profession. Seema from Arki in Solan district can proudly boast of becoming Himachal’s first woman driver in Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC). After learning driving from her father, she undertook a driving test. Driving a 52 seater bus, she proved her skills. Presently, she is driving an HRTC taxi. However, she wants to drive a bus on curvy roads of this hilly state.
Babita Sharma: Forest Guard
Babita, who not only showed her fearless attitude but also did her duties effectively as a Forest Guard in Forest Department. Deployed in Churdhar Wildlife Sanctuary, Babita stands for anti-poaching. Having expertise in rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, Babita has also faced attacks from smugglers and wild animals. She also closed three illegally operating sawmills in the area.
Aditi Sharma: first post woman of Dharamshala
She is living example of empowered women of modern society, who has carved a niche for herself in a male dominated profession.
22 year old girl from the village Mandlian near Nadaun, is the first Post woman in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. She is the only Post woman among 14 postmen working in Dharamshala’s post office. Sharma is among the very few Postwomen of Himachal Pradesh who has proved that women are no less inferior to men; there is no profession or career in the world where women cannot fit in. Her simple mantra for being strong women is “Man ke hare har aur man k jeete jeet”.
Zeena Khitta: First female player in National Shooting Team
15-years-old girl from Rohru region in Himachal Pradesh’s capital Shimla has become the first female player to become part of the national shooting team of India in 10 meter air rifle category. In coming days, she will be representing India in international shooting competitions. The news has cheered her parents as well as the Rohru region.
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