Name is Enough
Name is Enough2 mins 224 2 mins 224
This morning I was going to court. The case was to be taken up early, so it was eager to r
each fast. When I approached the High Court, I saw a huge crowd near the roundabout. A driver crossed the red light, hence he was to be charged for a penalty. This was the reason why there was a crowd. The driver was pleading for mercy, but the traffic police was not relenting. When I noticed, I found that only women police were stationed at the roundabout. The driver was requested to these women. Well, I was in a hurry to go to court, so I proceeded towards the court.
On reaching the court, it came to my knowledge that the Hon'ble judge was on leave. A little bit of peace of mind was restored. I took a date in the case from the Master, and went to have a cup of tea. A lawyer friend of mine also met there. he asked me, today is 08.03.2021. Today is Women's Day. Have you written anything on women's empowerment? I smiled and sipped tea. My lawyer friend got up and left in a while.
While sipping tea, I saw women traffic in the canteen who were also sipping tea. I inquired her, you must have made that driver straight today? That traffic policewoman did not recognize me. When I mentioned the incident in the morning, she greeted and told me, sir, I was doing my duty. If one does not follow the rules of traffic, then they have to be punished. She said that her duty is over this morning, that is why she will go home after drinking tea.
I asked him, don't you find it difficult? Standing on the road all day, working in cold, rain, summer season, bearing heat and then taking care of the responsibility of the house. Must have caused you a lot of pain? Showing her name tag, she said, "Sir, this is the reason." People recognizes me by my name. This is enough for me.
I did not understand what she said. She told me that all of her friends were married in childhood. Her friends are recognized as someone's wife, someone's mother, someone's daughter-in-law. No one is known by her name. Some friends were intelligent enough to read, but became anonymous after marriage. She said, I had decided in my childhood that I would be recognized by my name. Today I am not identified by my husband's name but by my name. This is enough for me. Then she went on after greeting me. I was delighted to see the living example of women's empowerment.