Laxmi won the elections and became the president of Kabra gram panchayat. She secured 734 votes out of the 2,253 votes polled. When the results were announced, her supporters, who were waiting for hours for the news, rejoiced.

“Young People Should Run The Panchayat Administration”: Story Of A Young Adivasi Woman Leader

For Laxmi Bhil (23), the Bhil Adivasi Sarpanch (President), Kabra Village Council, Bhilwara District, Rajasthan, contesting elections was both taxing and rewarding. A nursing student, Laxmi …

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