At 97, Vidya Devi Becomes The Oldest Female Sarpanch In India

In a world full of grim and despair, some things just make us feel absolutely warm and gooey, and give us hope that maybe, just maybe at the end of tunnel all will be okay! Like this piece of news, coming in from Rajasthan.

A 97 year old woman, Vidya Devi, has been selected to be the Sarpanch, in the first phase of the Rajasthan Panchayat elections on Friday. Vidya Devi, was elected of Puranawas Gram Panchayat in Sikar.

“Devi’s husband Shivram Singh, who was a major in the Army, was sarpanch of the village for 25 years before 1990. Devi’s registered date of birth is January 1, 1923,”, a news daily reports.

We think this news just ensured our week-long motivation, because everything is possible – if you set your heart to it!

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