Arya Rajendran, 21, to be India’s Youngest Mayor from Kerala’s Capital ThiruvananthapuramDecember 25, 2020
Arya Rajendran is a BSc Maths scholar on the All Saints College in Thiruvananthapuram.
Arya Rajendran was elected because the ward councillor from Mudavanmugal within the just lately held Kerala civic physique polls.
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Kerala’s capital metropolis Thiruvananthapuram has pulled off a mayoral first as 21-year-old school scholar Arya Rajendran is all set to tackle the mantle. She will be the youngest mayor anyplace within the nation.
The resolution to appoint Arya, who was elected because the ward councillor from Mudavanmugal within the just lately held civic physique polls, was taken by by a panel of CPM district secretariat. She was the youngest candidate CPM had fielded for the native physique polls in 2020.
The left-dominating native physique within the state capital was retained by LDF, but it surely confronted a powerful setback as two of its mayoral candidates and present mayor confronted losses. Jameela Sreedharan, a senior candidate representing Peroorkada ward within the metropolis was initially into consideration to be the mayor. However, there occurred a collective demand to decide a youthful particular person for the coveted place.
A bachelors scholar on the LBS College of Engineering in Thiruvananthapuram, Arya has been very energetic politically and is a state committee member of the Students Federation of India. She is at the moment additionally the Kerala president of Balasangham, which is CPM’s youngsters wing.
She instructed reporters on Friday that she would gladly take up the position entrusted to her by the celebration and hopes that her training and political work would go hand in hand.
Arya was additionally the youngest candidate within the fray within the civic physique election, through which the Left Democratic Front received 5 of the six municipal companies, and made large features in district panchayats as nicely. Before the election, she had acknowledged that she’d concentrate on upgrading the decrease main faculties aside from persevering with the opposite developmental work already ongoing if she was elected.