Harvard graduate wins Zila Parishad polls in Haryana
Haryana may be considered a state with widest gender gap and highest illiteracy level, but that did not stop Yukti Chaudhary to get elected from the Ward No 5 of Fatehabad Zila Parishad on Sunday. The 27-year-old Yukti also holds a Masters degree in Law for International Humans Rights from the prestigious Harvard Law School. She aims to push public health and literacy level for women and girls in her constituency.
“There are a lot of things I feel should be pushed for in a rural setting. Education, especially those of women, is something I feel strongly about. Then there is issue of women’s health. We would also like to start a plantation drive on barren land,” cited Yukti to DNA.
She aims to push public health and literacy level for women and girls in her constituency.
The seat that Yukti has won was reserved for women. She won with a margin of 35 per cent votes from her constituency. The young gun is positive that the scenario of Haryana will change if we stay patient. She feels very positively about the impacts that the government led initiatives like the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao has had on the state.
She won with a margin of 35 per cent votes from her constituency.
“Changes cannot be brought about overnight. However, considering the larger picture, I do think such initiatives can have a positive impact,” affirms Yukti about the transforming state of Haryana.
Nevertheless, Yukti’s top most priority involves setting the water issue straight.
“During the election campaign, I came across the water shortage issue again and again. Now, I will tour all nine villages of my ward again to go through the problems being faced by residents in detail before finalising my action plan,” she told TOI.
Her naming as a candidate happen after her entire family decided to zero down on her. After the minimum education clause, everyone wanted the family to field a candidate and Yukti being the most educated among all the women was recommended for the position.
“There are many educated women in our family, but we decided to field Yukti as she is the most educated woman in our clan,” says her brother-in law Akash Godara, stated The Quint.
Before going to Harvard, Yukti had studied a Bachelor’s degree in law from the Campus law College, Delhi University. She is married to Varun Godara, grandson of Mani Ram Godara who was the Home Minister once from 1996-1999 during the rule of Bansi Lal government. Varun was Yukti’s senior in Stephen’s college where she did her History Honours before thinking of becoming a lawyer. He is the assistant jail superintendent at district jail, Sirsa.
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