THE SHE WELDER - A Changemaker

Soumya Vilekar
Posted May 20, 2017 from India

Oh! Yes ! She welds ,nope not only hearts of friends and family together,but also metal parts.

She might be a young woman who loves to walk on shores during moonlight and be a clandestine of her dreams , yet she is tough and strong enough and is there on the shopfloor of an automotive industry handling electrodes and spark.

Welding industry in India predominantly has more or infact maximum number of male welders. Certain fields and careers usually are at a backseat when it comes to women.

We still struggle to get that permission when women welders would be allowed inside underground mines. It is not often the physical built but the mental strength and alertness of an individual that helps and acts cognizant irrespective of the gender in cases of these specialized fields.

It is amazing to see this young girl striking an arc on the fabrication floor with a smile.

She bags the Confederation of Indian Industry Welding Award this year . A part of Project Prakruti which has been started by Mahindra and Mahindra , one of the biggest corporate companies of automotive and other industrial segment , Rasika Lokhande had been trained at Ador Welding Academy, an initiative of Ador Welding Ltd.

She brings honour to millions of women across India and instills the belief that with sincerity and dedication, nothing is impossible.

A story of a woman who excels in a field which is yet to be explored by the young women in India, will surely inspire and encourage more and more women into this field.

As women, we have build homes, now it's time to build nations.

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Jill Langhus
May 20, 2017
May 20, 2017

Hi Soumya. Thanks for sharing this story about Rasika. It's really awesome to hear stories like this about women pushing boundaries and challenging norms. I want to see more:-)

Soumya Vilekar
May 20, 2017
May 20, 2017

Thank you Jlanghus for your encouraging words. I am sure there would be many such stories which can motivate everyone and would always love to share.

Jill Langhus
May 21, 2017
May 21, 2017

You're welcome:-) Have a great day...

libudsuroy
May 20, 2017
May 20, 2017

Hi,Soumya, thank you for sharing and yielding a light on Rasika and her frontiership in the technical field of welding. Soon, women will explore and inhabit areas of technology and science that were never hospitable to our kind. Rasika is pitching the tent for the coming generations!

Soumya Vilekar
May 27, 2017
May 27, 2017

Thanks a lot Libudsuroy! Yes, every such step by any woman always brings more inspiration to the rest of the community. The lesser explored areas will get an upperhand to be undertaken as a challenge and more women will drive the change.

maeann
May 21, 2017
May 21, 2017

Dear Soumya, this kind of stories should inspire women.... that whichever field you are trained, women should know that they are important to society.  

Soumya Vilekar
May 27, 2017
May 27, 2017

Absolutely Maeann! Any talent, quality or training is not small or miniscule , it can bring a huge change. One needs to believe in oneself and know that these small steps inspire thousands of more  women.

christelle
Jun 13, 2017
Jun 13, 2017

vraiment tout est possible a ceux qui crois. Dans la vie il ne faut jamains se sousestimé parceque l'homme developpe que ce qu'il a,prenons courage seulment