Like Father, Like Daughter - K. Kavitha

2018 was the a busy year for K. Kavitha, Nizamabad MP and senior Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader. After all, she was one of the driving forces behind her father, TRS President and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao’s resounding victory in assembly elections. Riding on Telangana welfare schemes, TRS defeated all expectations in the first full-fledged elections in India’s youngest state.

From being a devoted mother of two to becoming the first woman parliamentarian from Telangana, this dedicated politician’s journey is much-talked-about. She was the first woman to become a Member of Parliament (MP) from Telangana State, and is also the member of TRS that was initiated by KCR.

With an aim to provide basic education to the poor, the Nizamabad MP’s career in politics began when she discontinued her business and work for society by adopting villages in Nalgonda district. She also set in motion the Telangana Jagruthi, which propagates the State’s culture. After completing engineering in India, she moved to the US and pursued artificial intelligence. In 2009, she actively participated in the separate Telangana state movement alongside her father, and received tremendous support.

Considered by many to be a transformative figure, Kavitha has been striving for the development of Pothangal, Navipet.

The 40-year-old plays a key role in persuading Sun Network to adopt the village and sanction Rs 1.5 crore from its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds to construct a multipurpose community hall, school building, and a building for youth and library.

Today, just as India is just coming to terms with women leadership, leaders like Kavitha help eliminate archaic beliefs about women in politics. The TRS lawmaker takes an active role in the fight for gender equality. She was recently seen at Global Compact Network India (GCNI) speaking on ‘Preparing women for the future of work’. The highlights of the Gender Equality Summit include presenting the second-best practices awards on gender equality in India, and preparing women for the fourth industrial revolution.    - PIC: PTI