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Highly qualified, she jumped into politics to help people

In the municipal council poll held recently, several new faces have emerged, who will lead the people in their respective areas. Some of them have struggled very hard to make a mark. Jalandhar Tribune catches up with some councillors who are gearing up to serve the masses and stand for their voters for the next 5 years...

Highly qualified, she jumped into politics to help people

Mandeep Kaur, Councillor from Rahon

A science graduate (BSc medical), and a postgraduate in English Literature, a BEd and diploma holder in disaster management, 32-year-old Mandeep Kaur is the most qualified councillor elected in the Rahon Municipal Council in Nawanshahr. Kaur fought as an Independent from Ward Number 1, and residents chose her to work for them.

Mandeep Kaur (32) Independent councillor from Rahon

Kaur said she was the first one in the family to join politics actively. Her family has an inclination towards the Congress party. “I got married 10 years ago and completed my studies after marriage. I was always into social services and had the zeal to help out those in need,” she said. “I never thought of joining politics. It was the result of a few disappointments that I decided to fight. I was upset with the way works were getting done around us.

I want my ward to be developed. We must have a committee in which every member should be educated and have the requisite caliber. My focus will remain on education of children. Apart from it, I will do every work with full honesty…

This is the reason why I decided to take a jump and come out of my comfort zone. In this way, my wish to do social service will also be fulfilled,” she said. She has a list of priorities for her ward clear. Kaur also threw light on her hobby — painting. She loves calling herself a ‘creative artist’. Mandeep said she used to organise free painting camp for children belonging to economically weaker sections. 

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