Chhavi Rajawat is the sarpanch of her village Soda, 60 kilometres `from Jaipur. Though holding an elected post, Chhavi is not affiliated to any political party. The Panchayats are officially supposed to be non-partisan and Panchayat elected representatives thereby, do not fit into the bracket of main stream politics. She has been reported to be the youngest person to hold the office of sarpanch.
Rajawat was born in Jaipur Kachwaha Rajput Family, Rajasthan. She is from a small village called Soda in Malpura tehsil, Tonk district. She is an alumnus of Rishi Valley School (Andhra Pradesh), Mayo College Girls School (Ajmer) and Lady Shri Ram College (University of Delhi) & MBA From Balaji Institute Of Modern Management, Pune. After her MBA, she worked for companies such as Times of India, Carlson Group of Hotels, Airtel, etc. Today, she is the Sarpanch (elected head of the Village Council) in Soda village, Tonk district, Rajasthan and, is the first woman Sarpanch in India with an MBA degree.
Rajawat left her corporate job and city life to help develop rural India. Her grandfather Brig. Raghubir Singh had been Sarpanch of the same village 20 years prior to Chhavi's elections. She is very good in meeting with people and she is taking a lead in development of Soda village. After becoming the Sarpanch of the village, she has implemented many projects successfully i.e. rain water harvesting, toilets facilities in most of the houses, etc.
Rajawat was honoured by late President of India APJ Abdul Kalam at the Technology Day function at New Delhi. Chhavi Rajawat was honoured "Young Indian Leader" by IBN Live.
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