Three Kasargod ladies start Kerala's first all-women two-wheeler workshop

Kasargod, Dec 7 (IANS): It was a dream come true for three Kasargod women, who pulled themselves out of the kitchen to the street only to become proud partners of Kerala's first all-women two-wheeler workshop.

For the past two weeks, when most of their counterparts spend their time in the kitchen preparing food for the family during day time, these women's nimble hands work with spanners on engines, nuts, bolts and cables of two-wheelers in their new workshop.

Giving wings to their dreams was Kudumbhasree - the women empowerment programme of the Kerala government - which provided them training to turn them into mechanics.

After their training, Bincy, Mercy and Bintu set up 'Signora' their two-wheeler workshop in Kasargod.

"We are very happy that we have decided to come together and to start our own venture. It's been a good move from always being relegated to the kitchen," said Mercy.

"I have always enjoyed driving and now what we have done is just gone a step forward," said Bintu.

"This is a dream come true and now that we have started, we want to establish ourselves in this field and prove that women are no less," said Bincy.

With the news about their novel venture spreading quick and fast, two-wheeler owners, irrespective of gender, have started flocking to Signora - the all-women two-wheeler workshop.





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    Thu, Dec 07 2023

    We need to encourage such people who come forward and change the world. I am sure they will be successful My best wishes

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  • Naresh, Kerala

    Thu, Dec 07 2023

    Kudos to the ladies..... Lal Salaam...... Kudumbasree is a novel women's empowerment and poverty eradication scheme brought out in 1997 by then Left Government on the recommendations of a 3 member committee headed by the present Finance Minister Dr. Thomas Issac. The 50 Lakhs women community network is a unique movement in the world, which comes handy for the Government to overcome any crisis situation. The highest number of community kitchens for the stranded during Covid was managed by Kudumbasree. Even now Kudumbasree provides basic meals starting from Rs.20 to Rs.50. Thanks to the vision of former Chief Minister Comrade E K Nayanar. Lal Salaam.

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  • Pintu Singh, Kudla

    Thu, Dec 07 2023

    This is real women's empowerment. Unlike in some "secular" States, women are given free bus tickets at a great burden to the state exchequer. And ultimately they run away in the free bus ride from their husbands.

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  • A.P, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 07 2023

    Congratulations to the 3 of you. Wishing the best 👌....

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  • PDSOUZA, mangalore

    Thu, Dec 07 2023

    Last week there was an interview for Truck Drivers to work in Europe. One driver from my place attended for the interview but was not selected. He said that 10 malayali lady truck drivers and 2 male drivers were selected! Time is changing, and better males learn cooking.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Dec 07 2023

    Congratulations dear ladies....Please dont take any bikes from our opposite gender. Baad me fans javoge....Hasna bhi bhool javo jabhi vo aaye tho. Darwaaja dikhavo.....tata bye bye. Ithe barpe jaroorat nahi.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Dec 07 2023

    true that we talk ill about mallus..but when it comes to invention or taking the first step they are the leaders....even the gulf nations they went first in 60s and after that all even andh bhakts went there....they are not sent, however, on moon or space mission as the person might not come back and open a tea stall there...

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  • Prakash, Manipal

    Thu, Dec 07 2023

    There is no field in God's world where women can not excel... Inhibitions and suppressions mask most talents from blooming... Such young women are inspiration to other women talents... People must encourage and support their enterprise...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, Dec 07 2023

    Woman Empowerment ...

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