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Being a mother is not an easy job. And if you’re a working mother, it gets all the more difficult.
Dr Somya Gurjar, the mayor of Jaipur Nagar Nigam (Greater), has set an example of putting public needs before personal comforts when she continued to work late into the night till few hours before delivering a baby boy on Thursday morning.
Somya, on Thursday morning tweeted, “Work is worship! Attended Municipal Corporation meeting till late Wednesday night, got admitted to Kukun Hospital at 12.30 am after labour pains and delivered a baby boy on Thursday morning with the God’s blessings.” She added that she and her newborn child are healthy.
Somya is the first elected Mayor in Rajasthan to have given birth while in office.
The mayor earlier told IANS that “working during full-term pregnancy is exciting and challenging too. Taking up new tasks makes me forget all my pains”.
Wveen in the last phases of her pregnancy, Somya was present during the unveiling of Ayushman Bharat Mahatma Gandhi Rajasthan Health Insurance Scheme on January 30.
She also presented the MC Budget and worked in the field in the last one month of her pregnancy. She campaigned for Jaipur MC elections and won while she was pregnant.
If all goes well, Somya plans to start working from home in three days and get back to the office with her newborn baby boy a week after that.
The mayor received congratulatory messages from well-wishers on the social media for her ‘new-age woman’ spirit