Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh): A 21-year-old girl, Lakshika Dagar has become the youngest sarpanch of Chintaman-Jawasiya gram panchayat of Ujjain district.
The gram panchayat is situated nearly 10 kilometres away from the district headquarter. The election was held on Saturday in the village and the result was announced on Sunday.
According to reports, the total population of the gram panchayat is 3265. The post of sarpanch was reserved for SC women category and as many as eight women candidates were in the fray. Lakshika is the youngest among them and she has been declared the winner by 487 votes.
Local residents welcomed the young lady sarpanch of their gram panchayat with full enthusiasm. Lakshika Dagar said that she contested the election for the development of the village. She set the goal to become sarpanch since the post was reserved for SC women category.
Lakshika's father, Dilip Dagar is posted on a regional officer post in the District Co-operative Central Bank, Bharatpuri. Lakshika family members supported her for the election.
According to sources, the villagers, however, believed that getting a young and highly educated woman sarpanch would definitely benefit the village. Victory procession of Lakshika was also carried out in the village. The villagers welcomed her amid beating drums in the village.