Sisva village elects its local gram panchayat body unopposed for last three terms. While gram panchayat election is scheduled on December 29, Sisva is all set to elect village Sarpanch and panchayat body unopposed for the forth time. In last three elections, the villagers had elected only women in local body unanimously. However the novelty of electing all girls in 18-22 age group is a new initiative that this village has taken this time.

The girls have selected India palanquin as their election symbol. It is symbolical because all these girls contesting the election are unmarried.

Hinal Patel, new Sarpanch to be elected unanimously this month is Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She intends to build a website of Sisva that would cover day-to-day affairs of the village. Hinal believes this would connect those settled abroad to their native village.


Our take: if we could only see the same courage of yielding power to young educated individuals elsewhere.