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The winners have been announced for the 59th annual Northeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair held earlier this month at UND The fair included students from third to 12th grade The full list of award winners can be found at https://googl/H293aWThis story is part of a series on the everyday heroes of rural Maharashtra “I don’t (feel) fear I am a courageous woman” says 67-year-old Babytai Awale who has been battling patriarchy and casteism for close to three decades now The first woman from Tilwani village [Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district] to pick up the occupation of puncture repairing and a proud feminist today everyone in the village calls her Awale ma’am The strenuous path After getting married at the age of 18 Babytai’s life took a turn for the worse as her alcoholic husband would beat her up every day for no reason She narrates “I couldn’t run away with my four children Who would have looked after them I always thought that today’s bad times will definitely change and for this I have tolerated a lot I always wanted my children to grow up fast so that they could bring an end to the violence A few years after starting the shop my husband stopped drinking alcohol and also stopped beating and abusing me” For 29 years now Babytai Awale has beenoccupied in tyre puncture repairing In 1989 her husband took a bank loan of Rs 5000 and bought six cycles which he could rent out on a daily basis He started his own puncture repairing shop near the entrance of the Tilwani village on the Kolhapur road “Whatever little money we earned he would spend it on alcohol” she says Two decades after her marriage [at the age of 38] Babytai decided to bring about a transformation in her life Now the entire responsibility of looking after the kids and earning money fell over her “Once I went to the shop [in 1989] and within two hours I observed and learned how to remove a puncture” she says proudly After two months of starting the shop Babytai took the first step in battling patriarchy and alcoholism During those years she would rent out cycle to the villagers at Rs 1 for every hour and at Rs 18 for the entire day This brought in a constant source of minimum income for Babytai which she invested in repaying the loan and her children’s education Within three years Babytai repaid the bank loan “A lot of people don’t pay me for removing the puncture That’s the subsidy I give to people” she says laughing “Seven years ago a person had kept his license as he couldn’t pay the money Till date he hasn’t come back to collect the license I think he doesn’t need it” she says smilingly Back then she got Rs 2 for removing a cycle’s puncture Rs 5 for a two-wheeler and Rs 40 for a four-wheeled vehicle “Every day I wake up take a bath and walk with my shop’s keys proudly just like men do” she says Babytai starts off her work at nine in the morning after completing the household chores and continues till about 730 in the evening Every day she manages to earn Rs 350 and says “Now I am completely independent” Inside Babytai’s cycle puncture repairing shop “People are surprised to see a woman doing this work With my permission they take my photos and send it to their friends on WhatsApp narrating my story” she says A lot of people stop around and praise her work every day “Once a police inspector from Kolhapur clicked my photo and sent it to his department commending my work” she adds Recently she learned the art of removing the puncture of tubeless tyres and says “A few months back I saw a man working on the tubeless puncture I observed it carefully and now I can do the same in five minutes” For the past one year Babytai has been serving as the vice chairman of the Jaywant Vikas Credit Society [For farmers] in Tilwani village “After looking at my decades of hard work I was made the vice chairman” she elaborates On the Independence Day in 2017 she hoisted the national flag in the village “That was one of the best moments of my life” she says In 2007 the Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM) in their yearly calendar published Babytai’s photo in which she is photographed removing the puncture of a heavy motored vehicle Her daughter Lata in her late 40s and elder son Sandeep 28 work in the nearby garment industry Her younger son Vinod in his mid-20s is a plumber The calendar on which Babytai’s photo was published in 2007 The difficult past She couldn’t complete her education beyond grade IV because of the financial condition “For 15 years my mother was not keeping well Eventually I had to quit education” she recollects Her father the late Tukaram practiced the caste-based occupation of making brooms in the nearby Pattan Kodoli village “My kutcha house fell thrice in three decades” she says With the puncture work Babytai started saving up for her house and in 2003 she managed to build a pucca house “You have to stand again just like the wrestlers who rise up every time after they fall” she says proudly In 2012-13 her husband suffered from a paralysis attack “We spent Rs 15000 on the treatment With the help of my sons I managed to pay the bills” she recollects A proud feminist she says “Be it any situation you’ve to get on the ground and fight for it” Casteism “We were not allowed to enter any temple in the village because of untouchability People from our caste [Matang] were considered untouchables Upper caste women would slightly lift their sarees when we passed by so that it wouldn’t touch the road which they considered impure because we walked on it There were no water taps in the village till 1992 so we had to get the water from outside the village We weren’t allowed to fill the vessels either I always thought when will the happier days come for us In the marriages we were made to sit outside and served differently Even we are human beings but we were treated worse than the animals” she recalls She considers Babasaheb Ambedkar as her inspiration and says “It’s because of Ambedkar’s work that casteism came down in the country” To date seven upper caste women invited me to sanctify their house for their housewarming party I won’t do what others did to me You have to take everyone and move forward” she says Legacy “Be it any situation you’ve to get on the ground and fight for it” she says and urges everyone to battle against patriarchy Babytai doesn’t want to retire anytime soon “I will not stop working at least for the next ten years If I stop working then I will fall sick of sitting idle Now my dream is to learn driving bikes and cars” she says Donald Trump is leading the pack among candidates for the 2016 Republican Party nomination in the latest batch of polls A CNN Poll on Sunday showed Trump leading with 18% support among Republicans Former Florida governor Jeb Bush was second at 15%; Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker rounded out the top three at 10% Trump’s ratings in the poll have surged 6 points in the last month while his rivals have remained relatively steady And while the poll is by no means a reflection of who will take the Republican Party nomination in 2016 it suggests Republicans are excited by a Trump candidacy Fifty-two percent of Republicans want to see Trump continue his run and 42% of Republicans currently backing another candidate want Trump to remain in the field CNN’s survey is in line with an NBC poll of New Hampshire voters also released Sunday showed Trump holding 21% of Republican support with Bush trailing at 14% and Walker at 12% NBC-Marist poll of NH: Trump 21% Bush 14% Walker 12% Kasich 7% Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) July 26 2015 In an NBC poll of Iowa Republican voters Walker is leading the pack at 19% with trump narrowly behind at 17% Bush follows them at 12% then Ben Carson at 8% Mike Huckabee at 7% and Rand Paul at 5% And yet another poll from YouGov goes further showing Republican support for Trump at 28% Trump’s surge came after a week of strong united Republican rebuke on the candidate’s controversial comments on Sen John McCain’s 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Jersey Governor Chris Christie strikes a presidential power stance at the ceremony for the opening of the 206 bypass in Hillsborough New Jersey on October 28 2013 Mark Peterson—Redux Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina listens to her introduction from the side of the stage at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines Iowa on Jan 24 2015 Jim Young—Reuters Rand Paul Sen Rand Paul works a crowd during a campaign stop on October 24 2014 in McDonough Georgia Jessica McGowan—Getty Images Rick Perry Texas Gov Rick Perry looks powerfully patriotic during the National Anthem before an NCAA college football game on Nov 27 2014 in College Station Texas David J Phillip—AP Bobby Jindal Louisiana Gov Bobby Jindal looks to the future during The Family Leadership Summit on Aug 9 2014 in Ames Iowa Charlie Neibergall—AP Martin O’Malley Maryland Governor Martin OíMalley ponders decorating ideas in front of his possible future home on CBS’s Face the Nation on Feb 23 2014 Chris Usher—AP 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