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Meet Manju Devi, first 'woman coolie' of North-West Railways


Meet Manju Devi, first 'woman coolie' of North-West Railways

Jaipur (Rajasthan), May 30 (ANI): Defying all odds, Manju Devi became the first woman in the entire North Western Railways to take up the job of a porter (coolie), a profession which is considered as a male bastion. After the demise of her husband Mahadev, Manju took up to the demanding task of porting luggage at the Jaipur Railway Station.

She acquired her husband's porter license no. 15 and joined the job.

She was among the 90 women achievers at Rashtrapati Bhavan earlier this year, whose efforts were recognised by President Ram Nath Kovind. She was also included among 112 women achievers felicitated for setting a milestone in their respective fields by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

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