Puttur: Women power rules in Bajattoor gram panchayat
Daijiworld Media Network - Puttur (DV)
Puttur, Feb 28: Even as concerns are raised about the safety of women in the coastal region, especially in the light of recent cases of rapes and murders, a small village in Puttur has set an example of women power to the rest of the world.
Bajattoor village in Puttur taluk is governed by women who occupy most of the administrative positions. Here, panchyat president, vice-president, development officer, secretary, staff, librarian, taluk panchayat member, and the school principal are all women.
In the present society, dominated by men, Bajjathur village is a role model. The village has nurtured many important political personalities and is a peaceful place. Panchayat president Vijaya Damodhar and vice-president Lalitha, were elected under the women reservation quota.
B Shashikala is working as PDO in this panchayat while Chandravathi was appointed as secretary. Bharathi is the clerk while Mamatha is the computer operator and Savitha is the librarian.
All the gram panchayat positions are shared by women. Mallika from this village was elected to the taluk panchayat and the nearby school principal is Chitravathi. All prominent positions are occupied by women who are ably discharging their duties.