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Silver jubilant years of steering

Saturday, Mar 19, 2016,17:20 IST By metrovaartha A A A

The life of Laisa, the first woman driving teacher in the state is like a mysterious story hard to believe. She was a wonder to everybody when she started her career in a world marked with the rotating steering wheels, horn honking sounds. At the age of 18, she started her job as a driving teacher. This year she completes 25 years in the profession. She taught women as well as many men.
She was born to an ordinary family in Irumpanam, had lots of dreams like every girl in her teenage. She was one among five daughters. After her college days, she had been working in a factory. Due to a strike, she lost her job.
Then she was seen herself approaching a driving school following an advertisement in a newspaper. The job opportunity demanded her to first learn driving and then teach the same. At that time, she even didn’t have a bicycle riding experience. That was in 1991.
With the passing days, she became an expert in driving. Not only the cars and bikes, but heavy vehicles too remained safe in her hands. In 2000, she started a driving school named ‘Royal Driving School’. Her husband, Roy always stood as a strong pillar behind her. From college days they knew each other.
In 1998 she owned an ambassador car. She spends most of her time with her students. For her two sisters, she is an inspiration. Following her footsteps they too took driving as their profession. Laisa-Roy couple has two children, B. Tech student Riya and Amal, at seventh standard.