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25 May 2015 . 3 min read

Sing ‘Business Lullabies’ with Pramiti Tiwari – Story 1 on Work Maternal Leaves


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Are you following Jaipur Women Blog's new campaign ‘Business Lullabies’ ? In the campaign, they are  preparing small kid from DPS Jaipur to speak for their working mommies who took work sabbatical when they were born. The motive is to change the mindset of corporate world that thinks such women become less efficient after the break.

After meeting the kids, it’s time they get acquainted with the mothers. Say hello to baby Hrisha’s mom – Pramiti Tiwari – executive engineer in Public Health Department. Hrisha is 6 yrs old, studies in DPS & is one of the kids who are a part of ‘Business Lullabies’. Let us see how Pramiti’s work life is:

Introduction

I started working in 1998. In 2001, I gave birth to my 1st daughter when I took a 3 months break from work.

My co-workers really supported me, and there was not even a moment’s time when I felt bad about not being at work. I knew my child was my priority.

Life with Hrisha

Life with the younger one is always easy as you’re already trained by now. However when she was born, I took a maternity leave of 6 months. When I joined back, I had to travel 11 kms one side to breastfeed her.

With her I worked late at night & even early mornings when she used to sleep. The seniors at work were very kind to let me work from home at times. To keep myself updated with the work during the break, I read work-emails and checked website almost every day.

Life of a mother in govt. sector

Life is better since you get all types of leaves. Naming few are strict laws for maternity leaves, leaves during miscarriage, leaves on medical ground, etc.

Desire for

I dream of implementation of e-governance and flexible work timings and flexible working days options in govt. sector.

I think these philosophies will be a major breakthrough for women employees and support for mothers.

Life is better since you get all types of leaves. Naming few are strict laws for maternity leaves, leaves during miscarriage, leaves on medical ground, etc.

If new mothers get to work on the principle of e-governance, they will be able to work more efficiently along with taking care of the baby. This will not only empower the women on maternal leave, but also benefit her workplace. Also, the weekend and holidays can be used effectively during the sabbatical

E-governance will also encourage more families which will, in due time, bring a major positive change in society. I wish to witness ‘Sakshat mahila Sakshat Bharat’ (empowered woman, empowers India).

Raising two girls

As a working mother, I make sure to do activities which strengthen my bond with them. I have introduced a ritual during bedtime where I & my two daughters discuss about the day spent.

After listening to them, I help them differentiate between good and bad things. Meanwhile, I get acquainted with those very important and meaningful happenings of their everyday life which might make an impact on their future personality.

After talking to Pramiti, we understand that it depends on one’s strong resolve, as she puts it – ‘I had my priorities set right.’ Let’s wait for stories of other mothers working in different sectors.

This was originally in Jaipur Women Blog here


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