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TS woman mechanic smashes gender stereotypes

TS woman mechanic smashes gender stereotypes

Nowadays, many women are breaking gender stereotypes by choosing male-dominated jobs. This Telangana woman decided to run a garage for vehicles.

31-year-old Adilaxmi is the first woman mechanic of Telangana state. She has a small garage in a remote village in Bhadradri Kothagudem.

Initially, people were reluctant to visit her garage and thought that she was not able to fix flat tyres. But, Adilaxmi, with her hard work and strong determination, proved that women can excel in any field if they are given an opportunity.

People were shocked to see Adilaxmi lifting the heavy tyres to fix. Hailing from poor family background, Adilaxmi is a school dropout. She studied up to class four. She has two daughters. She wants to provide them with a good education.

Her husband is a mechanic who runs a vehicle repair shop. He used to attend offsite calls, and Adilaxmi was helping him in the shop in his absence. She has been helping him in the shop for five years. She gained experience in fixing flat tyres for heavy vehicles, like trucks.

Adilaxmi was unable to fix flat tyres in the beginning. At that time, she used to feel unhappy for not being able to do the job in the absence of her husband. She realized that her inability resulted in losing their income.

Then she started trying to do small things like filling the air in the tyres. It created interest in her to learn more difficult things. Slowly, she improved her skills. She used to repair very few punctures a day in the beginning. She was feeling tired after that. But, she constantly improved her ability and confidence. Now, she can fix any number of tyres with ease.

She says that women should develop positive thinking and courage. They should not give up any job or work without giving it a try. MLC Kalvakuntla Kavitha, the daughter of Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao, provided Adilaxmi with a tyre changing machine.

Few organizations also donated her machines. But, she is not able to use these machines as her shop has only a single-phase electricity connection. She needs money for this. She requests the government provide a family ration card and a double bedroom house under the government scheme.

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