For women, by women: TS launches India's first all-female motor training center

The state govt project partnered with Mowo Social Initiatives is expected to boost the confidence of women and provide them with livelihood opportunities in the mobility sector

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  8 Oct 2021 9:34 AM GMT
For women, by women: TS launches Indias first all-female motor training center

Telangana has become the first state in the country to launch a motor training center exclusively for women.

The project was launched by Telangana Minister of Scheduled Tribal, Women and Child Welfare Sathyavthi Rathod and Principal Secretary, Department of Women and Child Welfare, Divya Devaranjan on October 7.

The state partnered with Mowo Social Initiatives Foundation for the project. This motor training center will be exclusively for girls and women.




"While commendable efforts for road & women safety are made, there are no motor training centers where women can learn from instructors of the same gender. Upon completion, it would become a benchmark for many other states to build an exclusive motor training center for women," Rathod said

Secretary Divya said the women can use this skill to be a part of the rapidly growing livelihood opportunities in the mobility sector.

Mowo Social Initiatives Foundation is led by Jai Bharathi, an avid women motorcyclist, and traveler. Telangana government conferred Jai with 'Vishishta MahilaPuraskaram' in 2019 under the Adventure category.




The event also marked the launching of 'Moving Boundaries,' an 11,111kms motorcycle expedition by Jai Bharathi across India to raise awareness about gender-exclusive mobility.

Through the 40 days expedition, Jai Bharathi is on a mission to remove the socio-cultural barriers and encourage women to choose careers in the rapidly growing mobility industry.

At a larger level, the campaign seeks to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles. "Launching such a unique project shows the commitment Telangana government towards creating a conducive environment for women," Jai said.


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