Woman becomes block panchayat president after working as sweeper for 10 yrs in same office
Pathanapuram (Kollam): When A Anandavalli sat down on the chair of president in the block panchayat office where she worked as a sweeper for a decade, she was overflowing with emotions. Fondly called ‘Vallichechi’ by everyone, she felt proud to be the president of Pathanapuram block panchayat which she kept clean and neat for many years.
Former block panchayat presidents and members were present during the oath ceremony. Anandavalli’s husband Mohanan, a painting worker, children Mithun and Karthik and mother Ammini also accompanied Anandavalli to block panchayat.
After the swearing in, secretary Ramya and colleagues led Anandavalli to the chamber of the president. She then thanked everyone for their greetings and also distributed sweets to all.
Anandavalli won as an LDF candidate from Thalavoor division which was a reserved seat. The block panchayat president post was reserved for woman in SC category. As the UDF had no representative from this category, the president was elected unanimously.