Chhavi Rajawat- An ordinary human with extraordinary compassion, who gave up everything for her villagers
She is a M.B.A, BIMM Pune graduate. She could have led a luxurious life by doing a high Profile corporate job in the companies like Times of India, Carlson Group of Hotels, Airtel, etc. In a way, she had everything one could ever want; but she was not satisfied, because she wanted to do something better. She left her job, went back to her village Soda, 60km from Jaipur, India and started working for the development of her village. Meet Chhavi Rajawat, first woman Sarpanch in India with an MBA degree.
Chhavi Rajawat has successfully implemented many projects such as, rain water harvesting, toilet facilities in all the houses, concrete roads and 24×7 electricity, etc. She has also banned alcohol and dowry practice in her village. Chhavi Rajawat has taken initiative against child labour and her aim is to make her village 100 percent educated. Her village is recognized as one of the finest villages in the world.
Chhavi Rajawat, India’s youngest Sarpanch is the changing face of rural Rajasthan, who has fought against all odds for the development of her village. She has started Rajiv Gandhi Sewa Kendra under NREGA for her village and also opened up a cafe to support the development of Soda village.
Don’t run away from your roots because that is your foundation and the nation’s foundation too. If you want to make a difference, you have got to start at the bottom. There is so much one can do. Chhavi Rajawat’s message to the youths of India.
Chhavi Rajawat represented India in the 11th Info-Poverty World Conference held at the United Nations. She was also honoured by the former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam at the Technology Day function at New Delhi.