Chhavi Rajawat is the sarpanch of a poor village Soda, near
Jaipur of Rajasthan. Rajawat divides her time between her village, Soda and
Jaipur and currently resides with her parents. Chhavi is not affiliated to any
political party, though she is an elected candidate. She is not at all actively
involved in politics. She has spoken about her village at UN Meeting. Chhavi
has represented India and spoke her village and its development model at UN
Meeting. She is one of the youngest sarpanches at present and she believed to
make a difference by investing her considerable energies in Social causes and
for the people of her ancestral village Soda. She also feels that women openly interact with her and
discuss their problems as their sarpanch is a lady.
Chhavi Rajawat was born in Soda, Jaipur in a Rajput Family.
She has strong emotional bond to her village where spent her childhood. After
completing her graduation from Delhi University, and later MBA degree from BIMM
Pune, Chhavi worked briefly in corporate environment but quitted after a short
period to come back to her roots.
Chhavi serves as a facilitator between her village, the
government and NGOs has been instrumental in bringing significant changes to
her village. She has helped women to be economically powerful as well. She has
empowered them alternate job opportunities and provision for activities like
tailoring, candle making, grinding spices and pulses. Chhavi has focused on
education and also worked on infrastructural development- constructing roads
and drains. She is changing face of rural Rajasthan.
She is a very good speaker who, talks about positive
changes, environmental necessities and
how development changes perspectives of a rural society.
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