Santosh grew up in a small village in Haryana. While her father and brothers went to the farm, drove tractors, and used agricultural equipment, her mother, was always the passive observer. But how times have changed, Santosh now not only assembles tractors at the Swaraj plant, but also knows how to drive one, thanks to the recent Tractor driving session, organized by the employee relation team of Swaraj Tractors Basma training farm in Punjab.
Swaraj division, credited for the pioneering introduction of women employees on the shop-floor in tractor manufacturing, took yet another step toward breaking gender stereotypes and empowering women by organizing a tractor driving training session for women. By training members under project Prerna, and women employees, Mahindra Swaraj division moved the female narrative from disparity to empowerment.
“I have been working with Mahindra Swaraj for the last seven years, and am proud of my association with them. Working in the assembly area, I have made many tractors but never driven one. Through this tractor driving session, I learnt how to attach implements, and drive exactly like a farmer would on the fields. I feel empowered and confident enough to drive in my own farm as well.”said, Santosh.