From our first steps as a toddler to our first job, our mother’s have been our greatest pillar of support. Saluting the many roles mothers play, including being our best critic, our agony aunt, mentor and friend, Ola Cabs paid tribute to mothers and invited people to talk about their mothers at #mymomsupermom on Mother’s Day.
Today, we look at how despite all odds, mothers have stood the test of time and emerged stronger and victorious. Here are some stories of super moms by Ola Cabs.
Vinod Deenathayalan’s mother spearheads the fundraising initiative of the first no-cost housing option for cancer patients and their caregivers in Chennai. For the past 18 years, this has been a source of strength for patients and families. Vinod says, “My mom’s passion and commitment to helping others has always inspired me and kept the rest of our family grounded in what’s really important in life.”
Priya Jha reminisces how her mother took over all the responsibilities of running a household and raising a family after her father’s death. Having lived a sheltered Army life, dealing with civilians was hard for her mom. Taking over her husband’s incomplete project, and supporting two young girls was a commendable feat. A proud Priya says that that till date her mother has never shared with her the details of the hardship and difficulties she faced.
From a homemaker to a full-time worker, Anirban Mukerji’s mom did it all at the age of 40. With the family moving to Delhi, there was need for additional income. Anirban’s mother underwent a teacher-training course and began her career with nursery teaching. Later, she got a B.Ed. degree and worked at the Air Force Bal Bharti School. Anirban proudly says, “As typical of all working moms, she would wake up early, prepare food for all of us and then board her bus to take her to school.”
YourStory salutes these powerful ladies and all the mothers who continue to innovate and inspire.