Friday, October 15, 2010

Gram Sabha

“Mr. Matthew. Have you ever attended a Gram Sabha*?” asked me the District Collector** at the end of our meeting at 6 pm.

“Ehm... no...” I shyly answered.

“Would you like to attend one?”

And before I could even think to an answer I was in the Collector’s car running in the dusk towards an unknown village in the Pali District, Rajasthan...

(It continues...)

Back from two days in Rajasthan, leaving to Bangkok tonight. Will be back next Sunday. Not sure how often I’ll be able to update our Blog in the next days; please be indulgent...

(*) Village assembly

(**) A District Collector is an officer of the Indian Administration placed at the district level in charge of handling law, taxation and revenue collection, planning permission and natural emergencies.

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