The gram panchayat of Tharjun, located in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, has recently become popular because of its sarpanch, Jabna Chauhan. She was only 22 years old when she was elected to the post last year and is the youngest sarpanch not only in her state but the entire country.
Hailing from a poor background, Jabna completed her education from local schools and colleges and contested the election with the desire to make her panchayat an example the entire region could follow.
She began her career as an anchor and reporter at a news channel. However, her desire to work for the development of society is what has now brought her here, and she has brought about massive changes in just one year.