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Symbol of what women can achieve

Muthulakshmi

 

A suave, charismatic Dr Muthulakshmi welcomes you with a ready smile and cheerful demeanour.

She is an accomplished woman with a doctorate in English and a degree in science.

When women dared not stir out of the house those days, she broke the barrier and stepped into a co-education college to pursue her studies. Muthulakshmi was denied a medical seat in spite of her excellent marks but she secured the elusive doctor’s degree in literature though not in medicine.

Armed with a masters, she got a job in a women’s college, training and grooming her students with care and dedication.

I was probably the first girl in my colony to get admitted to a co-education college but I shed my inhibitions and was able to gel with the boys, smiles Muthulakshmi with pride.

I have always led an independent life as my family members were very supportive, says this unobtrusive woman who spends time doing a whole lot of things like sewing, stitching, painting and reading books after her retirement.

Wherever we may be, we women should not lose our core values. These values should be deeply rooted in principles. We should make a mark and leave an unforgettable trail by being honest, humble and virtuous. These attributes will elevate us to the zenith, declares Muthulakshmi brimming with confidence.

She feels that celebrating women’s day is just a reminder of the duties and ethics to be followed by women as they are instrumental in spreading peace and harmony in the family and in society

Mar 09, 2011
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