A lady auto driver from Manipur, Laibi Oinam was rewarded on Thursday for serving to out a recovered COVID-19 affected person.
She helped a 22-year-old lady who lives 100 km away from the Imphal metropolis to achieve house.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday handed over a money quantity of Rs 1,10,000 to Laibi Oinam, a avenue vendor cum auto driver who volunteered to drop a recovered COVID-19 affected person from JNIMS, Imphal East to Kamjong district overlaying eight hours of journey on the intervening night time of 31st Could and 1st June 2020, a launch by the division of knowledge and public relations mentioned.
Glad to honour and hand over a money reward of Rs.1,10,000 to Smt Laibi Oinam, a auto driver from Pangei who took the difficulty to take the discharged lady from JNIMS overlaying eight hours journey to Kamjong on midnight of Could 31. She actually exemplifies onerous work and “service above self.” pic.twitter.com/oFwgcx0Kyz
— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) June 11, 2020
“The cash reward was sponsored by some entrepreneurs from Manipur along with Manipuri Diasporas from US, UK, Canada and Singapore as an encouragement to her for her humane and heroic act and service,” it added.
Laibi Oinam, a resident of Pangei Bazaar, Imphal East, is a mom of two sons and is the only breadwinner of the household.
A documentary movie based mostly on her life entitled “AUTO DRIVER” received many accolades together with greatest social difficulty movie within the non-feature class on the 63rd Nationwide Movie Awards in 2015 and Greatest Quick Documentary within the Viewers Alternative class on the 2017 Ladies’s Voices Now Movie Competition.
Aside from this, a lot of articles have been printed about her in lots of nationwide and native newspapers and journals for breaking the gender stereotypes and glass ceiling.