Kerala, India: History is meant to be broken as soon as it made, especially in a country where the youth is full of ambitions and dreams.
A 21 -year-old Arya Rajendran, who successfully contested the recent civic polls, is likely to become Indias youngest mayor from Thiruvananthapuram Capital of Kerala.
Though she was the ‘baby’ among the councillors, the proud Arya Rajendran faced the sea of onlookers in front of her with confidence and uttered the oath with sheer maturity.
Kerala is a province of India which has the highest literacy rate in the country.
The 21-year-old comes from a lower-middle-class family and is the daughter of an electrician K Rajendran and LIC agent Sreelatha Rajendran. Arya Rajendran, a second-year BSc Maths student at the All Saints College in Kerala, had won with 2,872 votes from the Mudavanmughal ward 549 more than the rival Congress candidate of the city corporation.
Arya, a strong CPM worker right from her childhood, is currently the state president of CPM-backed’ Balasanghom’, considered the world’s largest children’s organisation. She is also a part of SFI Kerala state committee.
“I have faced the election with confidence and courage. I am ready to shoulder any responsibility entrusted with me by my party. My dream is to take forward politics and my studies together,” she said.
“Our city is beautiful. To keep it like this, it should be free of waste. Besides a scientific waste management system, a thorough awareness is needed among people not to dump waste on the waysides,” Arya said.
She is an example of women empowerment globally; this is a positive indication for the world as politics seems to be the dirty hole, and no one is willing to enter in it to clean the dirt.
She signified globally that women of this world are born to create a new history and break society’s stereotypes.