Ahead Of Women's Day, Schoolgirl Made District Collector For A Day In Maharashtra

District Magistrate Suman Rawat Chandra took to Twitter to announce the initiative where few girls from the district will be chosen to take up the role of the District Collector for a day.

5 March 2020 10:32 AM GMT / Updated : 2020-03-05T18:52:55+05:30
Editor : Shubhendu Deshmukh | By : Reethu Ravi
Ahead Of Women

With International Women's Day(IWD) just around the corner, a young girl was made the District Collector of Buldhana district in Maharashtra, for a day.

District Magistrate Suman Rawat Chandra took to Twitter to announce the initiative where few girls from the district will be chosen to take up the role of the District Collector for a day.

The initiative will give the students an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of governance.

Speaking to The Times Of India Chandra said that meritorious girls of the Zilla Parishad schools will be presented with an opportunity to sit on the collector's chair and experience the governance system first-hand. "This will also give them an opportunity to decide the changes they would like to bring in the society if given such an opportunity," Chandra said.

The first to get the opportunity was Poonam Deshmukh of the Zilla Parishad school.

"To a run up the International Women's Day, for a week, few of the bright girls will be given the opportunity to be a collector for a day. Today's Collector Zilla Parishad School's bright star Poonam Deshmukh," Chandra tweeted.

"#CollectorForADay Poonam Deshmukh smartly conducting her work as a Collector today. She is confident and inspired to be successful one day and took a pledge to work hard for the same and also inspire other girls," she added in another tweet.

The initiative was highly lauded by netizens.




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