Sarpanch Suman Devi: This 22-year-old college student, who got elected sarpanch of Gopi village six months ago, has now become a known face not only in her village but in neighbouring villages. Suman Devi is pursuing Bachelor of Arts (2nd year) from Government college Badhra.
“The Government development grant is yet to reach us but in the meantime, I have started spreading the positive word about Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao. We organise free tuitions for school girls at our home”, she said.
Sharing her experience, she said that though she was apprehensive whether villagers would take her seriously but villagers have been extending their full co-operation during gram panchayats and heed to her suggestions.
“From the first development grant, we would resolve water logging issue of our village as it has created lots of problems for all residents”, said Suman, who is first generation sarpanch from her village.