Meet R Priya, Chennai’s Youngest And First Dalit Woman Mayor. More Power To Her!

Meet R Priya, Chennai’s Youngest And First Dalit Woman Mayor. More Power To Her!

You know, it’s so inspiring that women in India are breaking the age-old norms and achieving great things in every field. Their dedication and hard work inspire so many young girls and women to put their best foot forward and show the world that we definitely rule the world now. Recently, R Priya proved it when she became the youngest and first Dalit woman mayor of Chennai. We love women achieving great things in their careers!

On Thursday, the ruling party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) appointed the 28-year-old as mayor and she became the youngest and first-ever Dalit woman mayor of Chennai. FYI, the Greater Chennai Corporation was established in the year 1688, so the appointment of a Dalit woman mayor happened after 334 years. After this, she’s the third woman to become the mayor of the state. Before her, Tara Cherian and Kamakshi Jayaraman were also appointed as the mayor of Chennai. Recently, R Priya took the oath and finally took the charge, more power to her!


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As per the reports, she was elected as councillor from ward number 74 after DMK registered a victory in a recent Tamil Nadu urban local body election. Talking about R Priya, she has an MCom degree. To say that politics runs in her family will not be an exaggeration because she’s the daughter of R Rajan who is the area co-secretary for the DMK and granddaughter of former DMK MLA Chengai Sivam.

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From being considered as ‘untouchables’ and now making their way into government offices, Dalit women have come a long way to make our country proud with their immense talent and dedication. These women have broken societal barriers and worked hard for these achievements. Women like R Priya are strong, intelligent, and determined to bring a change in society and inspire other women to do the same.

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