Riba makes history as Arunachal Pradesh’s first female bus conductor

Tungam Riba, hailing from Old Dari Village in Arunachal Pradesh’s Leparada district, has shattered stereotypes by becoming the state’s first female bus conductor. Tungam Riba, holding a bachelor’s degree in arts, defied conventional career paths and pursued her passion with unwavering determination. Despite being employed as a contingent staff member at the Arunachal Pradesh University (APU) in Pasighat, she seized the opportunity to apply for the bus conductor position.

Her decision to break gender norms and embrace a role traditionally dominated by men underscores her courage, resilience, and the indomitable spirit of contemporary women. Beyond her role as a bus conductor, Tungam embodies bravery and represents the limitless potential of women in today’s society. Her journey serves as a powerful reminder that no dream is too lofty and no obstacle too daunting. Success, she exemplifies, is not defined by gender but by one’s mindset and perseverance.

Upon learning of Tungam Riba’s inspiring story, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal East, Tapir Gao, BJP MLA candidate from Basar Assembly constituency, Smty Nyabi Jini Dirchi, and numerous others have extended their heartfelt appreciation and admiration for her historic accomplishment. Tungam Riba’s achievement symbolizes progress and empowerment, marking a significant milestone in the journey towards gender equality and inclusivity in the state.

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