Who Is Lakshita Dagar? She has scripted history by becoming the youngest sarpanch of Ujjain. The elections were carried out in three phases. Interestingly, the 21-year-old won the elections just a day before her birthday. There were eight other women contesting along with her but she won by a margin of nearly 487 votes.
Here’s more about her
- She holds a Post graduate diploma in Mass Communication.
- She previously worked as a Radio Jockey and Journalist.
- She is also pursuing a course in fashion designing.
- In an interview, she said that the development of her village is her priority. It has been promised in the manifesto that the problem of drinking water, drain, and street light has to be solved in the village. Along with this, the promise of getting the benefit of a housing scheme for the homeless families of the village will be fulfilled.
- She also wants to take the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to the people who have kutcha houses and also provide pensions to old and handicapped people.
- She also aspires to open an English medium school in her village. Next, she wants more and more children to get equipped with technology.
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This is not the first time when a young girl took the reins of her village’s development in her hands.
Gurgaon-based Shahnaaz Khan, a medical student from Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Center in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh was just 24 when she became the sarpanch of Garhazan village in Bharatpur in 2018.
“People in Mewat area don’t send their daughters to schools. I will present before them my own example to show what education can do for a woman,” Shahnaaz had told the TOI after taking the oath as a Sarpanch.
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