Parveen Kaur, at a young age of 21, became a Sarpanch of a village. From protesting against Ghoonghat custom to bringing street lights, libraries, and CCTV cameras, Parveen has inspired many with her tremendous work.
At an age when many of us struggle to figure out what to do with our lives, Parveen Kaur has done more than most could ever think of. At a young age of 21 years, she has brought a progressive change that impacted the lives of 1200 people.
With a population close to 1200 people, Kalrala panchayat in Haryana’s Kaithal district is way ahead of many big towns in various aspects. And, all the credit of this progress goes to Parveen Kaur.
Things were very different before Kaur became the Sarpanch of this village.
It was villagers, who requested her to leave the high-paying job that she got after completing her engineering. They asked her to fight sarpanch elections to bring change. And, Kaur has not disappointed these villagers.
With her persistent effort, Kaur has left no stone unturned in making this town modern and competent in every aspect. This village has a library. Every street has CCTV cameras for the safety of young girls and women. In most places in the village, water coolers are placed. The students from the village not only speak Hindi and English but also Sanskrit.
Kaur, who completed her engineering from Kurukshetra University, also protested against “ghoonghat” custom in her village. It is because of her relentless efforts that the girls now live freely in the village.
For her exemplary work, even Prime Minister Narendra Modi recognized her efforts back in 2017 for making her village open defecation free.
But being the sarpanch at such a young age, the immense responsibility did make her nervous. But, it was undeterred support from her family that made her stint as sarpanch successful.
At IFORHER, we are in awe of Parveen Kaur and hope her inspiring story will give motivation to many young girls to shatter the glass ceiling and bring a difference to our society.