New Delhi: A 21-year-old woman from Jammu and Kashmir is making headlines for breaking all barriers and deciding to help her father to earn living by becoming a female auto driver. The woman, Banjeet Kaur from Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir took to road after her father who was a school bus driver lost his job owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Also Read - Sunny Leone Plays With Sharks, Poses With Them in Dangerously Stunning Pics From Maldives
Speaking to news agency ANI, Banjeet said, “My father was a school bus driver but he lost his job as the schools remain closed due to COVID-19. He started driving auto-rickshaw but he was not able to earn sufficient. So I stepped-in.” Also Read - Shehnaaz Gill Shares Stunning Photos From New Shoot With Dabboo Ratnani, Wears Black LBD With Feathers
She added that even though she decided to work as a driver she is continuing her studies too as she wants to join the defence. “I am a second-year student and driving auto-rickshaw is like a part-time job,” she said. Also Read - Anushka Sharma Announces Chakda Xpress, The Jhulan Goswami Biopic, Calls it an 'Eye-Opener Into The World of Women’s Cricket'
Stating confidently that, “We girls should be ready for every situation”, Banjeet said that her family is happy that by her driving she is able to impact the lives of many.
Pleased with this proud moment, Banjeet’s father, Sardar Gorakh Singh said, “The girls can excel in every field. They can choose their profession depending on their will. After I lost my job during the lockdown, my daughters asked me to teach them to drive auto-rickshaw. I supported them.”
“Girls like Banjeet Kaur, who is driving auto-rickshaw to support her father, is an example for society,” said Rachana Sharma, Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO), Udhampur.
“When I was transferred as ARTO at Udhampur, I started a campaign called ‘Girls can drive’ under which several girls were trained to drive,” Rachana added.