On this Panchayati Raj Diwas, we are paying an ode to women who stepped out of the traditional norms of our society and dared to be different, who believed in themselves and decided to take matters into their own hands. Come with us and witness the story of Shital Devi, an elected woman representative from Sansa Gram Panchayat, Bihar. Under C3’s Pahel initiative, we work with women leaders from the grass-root level, helping them realize their roles and responsibilities as elected representatives and work towards improving basic services including women’s access to health care. For an equal society, it is essential to have equal representation, but that is not where it ends – we also need good representation. Leaders who understand and stand for the needs of their community, and this is what we do with Pahel.