In a unique initiative ahead of Women’s Day, the Buldhana district administration is allowing bright girls of government schools to act as ‘collectors for a day to boost their confidence and motivate them to perform better. The initiative will also make the girls aware of the functioning of the administration and how it tackles social and other issues.
“As part of the initiative, bright and meritorious girls of the Zilla Parishad schools are being allowed to be the collector for a day and sit on the chair to have a first-hand experience of governance, “Collector said. On the first day of this novel drive, Poonam Deshmukh, a bright Class 8 student from Padoli Zilla Parishad School, acted as a collector and oversaw the administrative work.
This would also give a chance to the girls to decide what changes they would like to bring in society if given such an opportunity. It is an indicative collectorship wherein they will get to experience the day with a new perspective.
It is to provide them exposure towards governance and administration as “seeing is believing”. They get exposure for a day and we also make them write a diary wherein they note down their experience and their vision for society.
(With inputs from Pune mirror)