55-year-old Shanti Devi is India’s first lady truck mechanic. Breaking all stereotypes, Shanti Devi believes there’s no such thing as a job for men or a job for women exclusively
She started working at a tea shop on the outskirts of Delhi. Over time she learned mechanical skills from her husband Raam Bahadur to support her family. But people questioned her skills. She kept proving them wrong with every satisfied customer. Along with her family chores, she takes time to fix punctured tyres at Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar in Delhi, which is reportedly the largest trucking stopover point in Asia.
Today, Shanti can be found fixing 10 -15 punctures every day. She lift and move a 50 kg truck tyre with ease. She has been working as a truck mechanic for over 20 years. Also, she gives motivational speeches in school and colleges.
She proves that nothing can stop you until you choose to be stopped.
The Logical Indian salutes Shanti Devi for showing the world that there’s no such work that should be meant for a particular gender. She is a true inspiration.
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