Youngest village sarpanch from Jaipur is an MBA

Suresh Rao
Suresh Rao / 3 yrs ago /
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Indian sarpanch dazzles at UN meet
 

Indian sarpanch dazzles at UN meet 30-year-old Rajawat, India's youngest and the only MBA to become a village head.

This articulate, computer-savvy woman can be mistaken for a frontline model or a Bollywood actress. But, she is sarpanch of Soda village, 60 kilometres from Jaipur, in backward Rajasthan and the changing face of growing dynamic rural India. She quit her senior management  position at Bharati Tele ventures to become sarpanch of her backward 'Soda' village.
 
Rajawat participated in a panel discussion at the two-day meet at the UN on March 24 and 25 on how civil society can implement its actions and spoke on the role of civil society in fighting poverty and promoting development.
 
There was a sense of disbelief among ministers and ambassadors from diverse nations when the chairperson of the 11th Info-Poverty World Conference held at the United Nations (NYC) introduced the jeans-clad Chhavi Rajawat as head of a village in India.
 
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Disclaimer: Information presented here is from Deccan Herald (March-27-11)
 





Suresh Rao / / 3 yrs ago
Suresh Rao

I knew she would make waves. The biggest challenge for the new sarpanch was drinking water in the villa­ge.  Soda village was once known for its large water bodies but those water bodies had dried out due to successive droughts. After becoming sarpanch, the first task that she took upon herself was to desilt and revive the old water bodies. The villagers also joined her in the task voluntarily, an instance of her leadership and  popularity.







   

























http://www.deccanherald.com/content/173288/


Suresh Rao / / 3 yrs ago
Suresh Rao

satchitananda

Incredible indeed. Thanks for the visit.


Suresh Rao / / 3 yrs ago
Suresh Rao

swarajya

I agree. Thanks for visiting.


swarajya / / 3 yrs ago
swarajya

I wish this young lady enters politics after doing social service and earning name and fame.Thanks for an informative blog.


Suresh Rao / / 3 yrs ago
Suresh Rao

KB

Thanks for dropping by... how are you & where are you now.

I too think that college educated modernised women should go back to villages & lead from the front. They should show village sarpanchs that just waiting for the liquor basket on election day or distributing color TVs or generously donating Rs.100 sarees is not going to change their village.

What's the name of the Kanakapura MP with journalistic background from KAR that had potentials but went into oblivion?


Krishnan Bala / / 3 yrs ago
Krishnan Bala

Dear Suresh Rao,
That is really a great news.Many women should get inspired by this leading example and instead of going behind money making activities involve themselves in social development ans women's empowerment.The sad part is that when they realise the power and glory that the officaldom imparts, they tend to follow the beaten path of the male species. Karnataka has a minister but she soiled her reputation in building up her own personality. The first time M.P. who got elected from Kanakapura (with a journalistic back-ground) in the last election held out a lot of expectation only to go in to oblivion later !



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