Thirruvananthapuran Mayor Brings Baby Girl To Work, Netizens In Splits
After the video of Thiruvananthapuram Mayor
Arya Rajendra working in the office with her one-month baby
went viral on social media, citizens sparked a debate around women’s career ambitions.
The image of Mayor Arya Rajendran
taking a look at the files while carrying her baby in the hand has attracted mixed reactions from the people.
Several applauded her of her endless efforts towards her profession while others brought the issue of women’s career in spotlight.
The pictorial image circulating on social networking site was trolled online. Many even questioned the authenticity of the image, comparing it with the challengers faced by daily wage labourers who lack such privileges.
A lot of discussions surrounding the need for childcare facilities, including crèche centers within workplaces sparked after the pic went viral.
‘She sits in the comfort of her ac office.. just step outside and on the highway u will find a mother breaking stones with one child in a makeshift cradle and another playing in hot sun next to her, ‘a X user commented.
‘Looks like she doesn't want to miss the bribes even during her maternity leave, another commented.’
Arya Rajendran, is the youngest mayor in the country when she assumed office in 2020 at the age of 21. Later, she got married to CPM(M) MLA Sachin Dev
, the youngest MLA in the current Kerala Assembly
. The couple welcomed their first child on 10 August this year.