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The death of a husband in his youth, a bedridden father due to lameness and a financier carrying a truck to support his family’s livelihood, then no one will be discouraged. though noble Savitri Like Nilkamal of Solan district also did not give up. Though she could not save her husband’s life in a road accident that happened about 12 years ago, she did not let the family break up and took possession of the steering wheel of the truck. Nilkamal, 39, of Pipalghat in the district is the first woman truck driver of Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal's first woman truck
Himachal’s first woman truck

UltraTech supplies cement to several states. The story of Neelkamal’s struggle is no less than a hero. Nikhil had a five-year-old son, Nilkamal, when her husband died. Although Nilkamal used to drive a small car, he had no experience in driving a truck. Learned to drive a truck from an acquaintance and became a professional truck driver within a few months. He also rescued a truck from the financier and started working in a cement company. The hard work paid off and I bought another truck a few years later. Neelkamal has been driving a truck for about 10 years. After repaying the loan, he has two trucks.

Apart from this, 16 cows of indigenous breed are kept. She sells 100 liters of milk daily. From all sources, Nilkamal earns around one lakh rupees every month. Neelkamal has become a support not only for her family but also in the upbringing of her brother’s children. Nilkamal’s father is suffering from Afrang for almost 16 years. She is also supporting her parents.

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