New Delhi: Even as the country debates the need of reserving one third seats in Parliament and state legislatures for women, the Resident Welfare Association (RWA) of a posh colony in South Delhi has shown the way by electing women to nine out of 10 posts in the local body.

In the RWA’s election in Sector-C, pocket-8 of Vasant Kunj, all these women were elected unanimously for all the major posts including president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary.

In the previous team, four women were office bearers in the RWA.

In the voting that was conducted on Aril 24 the existing members, including the four women, asked if more women wanted to volunteer in the local body team.

More than a dozen females put forth their candidature, out of which nine were elected unanimously.

All these women are well educated and some of them are successful entrepreneurs.

While the newly elected president Hema Bhatnagar has done her Masters in Economics and is running a furniture business, vice president Dr Mata is a retired school principal.  One of the elected members Bindhu Chaddha works for a multi-national company.

Other members include Vineeta Vasan, Sangeeta Arora, Uma Agarwal, Poonam Tokas, Rachna Garg and Preeti Singh.

JPN/Bureau