Sarpanch at 94 – This lady is all the inspiration that India needs

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New Delhi | Published: September 9, 2016 1:46:12 PM

As they say the youth is the future of the nation but does that stop the older ones from being the agents of change? Well, in this one particular case, surely not. Gangubai Nivrutti Bhambure from Bhamburwadi village in Pune proves that it's all in the mind.

Gangubai, who won the polls unopposed is the most oldest erson in India to be elected to the post. (Express photo)Gangubai, who won the polls unopposed is the most oldest erson in India to be elected to the post. (Express photo)

As they say the youth is the future of the nation but does that stop the older ones from being the agents of change? Well, in this one particular case, surely not. Gangubai Nivrutti Bhambure from Bhamburwadi village in Pune proves that it’s all in the mind. So, at 94, when she felt she needs to be the voice of her village for the pressing issues, the lady not only stood but won the Sarpanch elections undisputed.

Gangubai, who won the polls unopposed is the most oldest erson in India to be elected to the post. However, this is her second consecutive win after defeating a 30 year old opponent in polls last years. But that is just a feather in her cap, a motivation to her already young and determined soul.

The lady told Indian Express that ”I can walk like a youngster and talk like a teacher” and that her spirit is not to be dampened in any ways.

Though illiterate, Bhambure has rolled her sleeves to tackle issues like drinking water, sewage, raod conditions etc. She plans on writing to PM Narendra Modi on setting up a closed pipeline from the canal or from Chaskaman dam to irrigate the farms of the village.

With the zeal of a youngster and an applauseworthy attitude, Gangubai believes she will be able to help the residents of three villages as they are the ones to bring her to this position.

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