Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, December 27
Pooja Devi has become the first female bus driver in Jammu and Kashmir. The mother of three took control of the steering wheel of a passenger bus on Thursday.
Hailing from Sandhar-Basohli village in Kathua district, Devi drove the bus from her hometown to Jammu on her maiden route to inspire many women into the profession.
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh took to Twitter and wrote: ‘Proud to have from district Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, the first woman bus driver Pooja Devi.’
— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) December 25, 2020
According to India Today, Devi, mother of three, ferried passengers on the Jammu-Kathua route with her son accompanying her as she drove the passenger bus to its destination.
“I always wanted to become a bus or truck driver. I used to see myself driving heavy vehicles in my dreams during my childhood. I belong to a very poor family. My father was a farmer. My family wasn’t able to educate me, but I decided to take up driving as a career,” said Pooja Devi while speaking to India Today TV.
Her journey as a driver, spread like wildfire, pictures and videos of her driving the bus went viral on social media.
Please recruit such more real women empowering ladies in corrupt jksrtc..that may make jksrtc better
— KumarV (@vivekatrii) December 25, 2020
A lady can do everything….
She can lead the nation too.
— প্ৰেম দাস শৰ্মা (@PremDasSharma7) December 25, 2020
Proud to such women we just tell that women do everything but she proves this I am proud of our j&k women’s
— Anjana bala (@Anjanabala3) December 25, 2020
She is from my hometown Basohli.
— Rohan Thakur_💬 (@_Rooh07) December 25, 2020
Women empowerment.proud of you pooja ji
— Narinder Kour (@Narinde67547733) December 26, 2020
Big salute to her..
— Hindustan in Soul # A Sanatanist # (@hindustani_1979) December 25, 2020