Being the sole woman worker among all men labourers, Seema Rani (28) draws everyone’s attention. However, Rani goes about her work as mason as usual. Undue attention doesn’t bother her as she has been in the profession for the past 10 years.
“Initially, I started working as a labourer for Rs 50, but gradually I became a trained mason and now I am earning Rs 550 every day,” says proud Rani.
Her life hasn’t been as calm as her demeanour. Both her parents died in a road accident around 18 years ago, and the responsibility of her younger sister and brother fell on her. Initially, she started earning by taking up small works. But after someone introduced her to a building contractor, she adopted this profession permanently.
“I have constructed big buildings in Bathinda, Chandigarh and other towns of Punjab. Initially whenever anyone sees me first time, he gets surprised, but after seeing my proficiency, all return satisfied.” Said Rani.
With her hard work, she has married her younger sister and providing education to her brother, who is in Class 11. Her next target is to buy a house as she still stays in rented accommodation.