Meet Sunita Chaudhary – Delhi’s First Female Rickshaw Driver

By March 14, 2013 People No Comments

India has women in the armed forces and in the police. So why not female auto drivers?

Pic courtesy oneearth.org

Pic courtesy oneearth.org

Turns out there’s at least one of them, Sunita Chaudhary, in Delhi of all places. A tweet from @james_priya led me to the Red Rickshaw Revolution (a Vodafone Foundation initiative) which took me to their About Us page which had this neat little profile on Chaudhary.

Describe yourself in five words
Confident, Resourceful, Strong and Resilient.

What 3 things would you bring to a desert island other than food and water?
Courage, Experience and Culture.

Best advice you’ve ever been given?
Those who believe in themselves and work courageously, have success walk up to their feet.

Share a secret with us about yourself? / Tell us something about you that not many people know
I love how Shah Rukh Khan always has a happy-go-lucky personality

What makes you proud to be a woman?
I am proud to be a woman as a woman brings life to this world. A woman is powerful, if she chooses to be. She has many facets to her personality, she can be a goddess and she can be a destroyer.

If this piqued your interest, go read this fascinating Oneworld interview. Since her conservative family didn’t approve of working women, she left her hometown more than a decade ago… and came to Delhi. And one more thing – she has political aspirations.

 

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