Parvin: An indomitable spirit

8 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

It is the indomitable spirit of women that has been playing the most significant role in the forward march of civilisation whether by giving birth to a child or inspiring their male partner or taking an unconventional role in earning livings.

Though the scenario of women coming out of their house and getting involved in economic affairs besides household chores has become more frequent nowadays, still there are some professions where females are hardly imagined making their effort. However, there are some people who were born to break the stereotype with their spirited soul and just create a space for them in a seemingly masculine profession. One such woman is Parvin, who, instead of seeking help from others, starts pulling a rickshaw after she lost her domestic help job due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

The photo, published on the front page of this daily featuring Parvin pulling a rickshaw, means something more than what we see in the snap. The photo itself is a story of indomitable spirit and self-respect and, at the same time, a story of breaking the border of our school of thoughts. Parvin is an inspiration for the girls and women who feel ashamed of doing something unconventional or fear chasing their dream, thinking that it is not a women’s job. Be it a Parvin-like rickshaw puller sailing through the city traffic or a pilot piercing the sky, these strong-minded women are a living testimony of the diminishing gender gap in our society.

Gender equality is one of the basic human rights, and empowering women is an indispensable tool for advancing development and reducing poverty. And women like Parvin are playing a pioneering role in establishing a society free of gender discrimination and taking our country to the next level. To speed up this trend, more such women should come out overcoming their inferiority complex and defying social barricade. Here the male section of society has to ensure such an environment where everybody will get an equal scope to do whatever they want based on their skill and ability.