In the last post we saw Simar’s future will be decided by her parents and extended family, and to some extent by her neighbours’
gossipopinions. Her happiness will also depend on her pati parmeshwar and her saasu ma – if she is fortunate they will treat her well. That’s her life. Get Married. Stay Married.
And then there is Chhavi.
Chhavi Rajawat, an MBA and the Sarpanch of the village that is her ‘maayka‘
Indian girls do have choices, if the society and the parents open their eyes and notice them. Chhavi, 30 chose to make a difference.
I loved the first few words in this video below :)
This village Sarpanch knows no stereotypes.
Her responsibilities include making clean drinking water available to the villagers, water conservation, water harvesting, tree planting, road works and bringing electricity to rural households. A project that’s close to her heart is the revamp of the local schools.
That’s her team of eleven, four men and seven women :)
Read Sandhya’s post for more on Chhavi Rajawat.