5. Vandana Bahadur Maida, Madhya Pradesh
Vandana Bahadur became the first female sarpanch in Khankhandvi village, Madhya Pradesh. From her family’s disapproval to the villager’s protest, she had many obstacles in her path. She stepped over the obstacles and became an example of women empowerment. Her work was featured in the UN calendar of 2013.
6. Atram Padma Bai, Telangana
Atram Padma Bai is a Girijan tribal lady who became the head council of eight tribal villages in Telangana. In 2013, she decided to bring a change to the life of 2000 farmers of her tribe. She got a loan an NGO and started a hiring center for farming tools. Her business grew as there were many farmers who could not buy the tools but they can get some on rent. With the profit that she made, she built roads, schools and provided other basic facilities in the village.
7. Sushma Bhadu, Haryana
There are many small villages in Haryana where girl’s education is facing hindrance. Seema belonged to one of the villages. She knew the odds were against her but she refused of back down and got elected as a Sarpanch of three villages back in 2010. After being the sarpanch, she wasted no time in and worked towards the girl education. Her villages, Dhani Miyan Khan, Salam Khera, and Chablamori are among the villages where the sex ratio is best.
8. Bhakti Sharma, Madhya Pradesh
Bhakti Sharma completed her education in the US. She refused a job there and returned to her native place as she wanted to improve the facilities in her village. After her return in 2016, she ran for the council election for Barkhedi Abdulla Village and ended up winning. She was also included in the list of 100 most influential women in the country.
These female sarpanches are inspirations not only for women but also for men. We need more leaders like these ladies. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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