Chhavi Rajawat -The first woman Sarpanch in India with an MBA Degree

23 September 2016

Chhavi Rajawat, the first Women Sarpanch and a Women Of Courage is an inspiration for many.

After completing MBA, she was working with well known and big companies like Airtel, Carlson Group of Hotels and Times of India. However, Chhavi wanted to bring change at the grass root level in society. She realized that she won’t be able to help society in a big way if she continues with her job.

In a bold move, Chhavi Rajawat left her high profile job and fat paycheck. She went back to her village, Soda, in Rajashthan.

Chhavi is elected Sarpanch of Village Soda but she is not associated with any political party.

The villagers broke all caste, gender and religious barriers to elect her. She has been working ever since to bring better water, solar power, paved roads, toilets and a bank to her ancestral village. She represented India at a recent UN poverty summit. She is the real hero and a woman of courage.

Chhavi says, ““Out of the total 900 houses at Soda, toilets have been constructed in 800 houses. A soft drink company spent Rs 20 lakh for cleanliness of a pond, the only source of drinking water in the village.”, in an interveiw with Hindustan Times.

“If India continues to make progress at the same pace as it has for the past 65 years since independence, it just won’t be good enough. We’ll be failing people who dream about having water, electricity, toilets, schools and jobs. I am convinced we can do it differently and do it faster,” Chhavi told NDTV.

India needs more women in politics.

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