A social worker with over 15 years of experience in grassroots activism, research, training, community mobilization, women’s rights, human rights, humane education, animal welfare, environmental protection and policy advocacy.
Sowmya Reddy represents the new wave of Indian politics: Highly qualified, globally aware, environmentally conscious, and yet deeply grounded to the reality of the Indian system and its challenges. She has a rare and much-needed mix of knowledge, enthusiasm to serve, capability and kindness, all of which she has proven over the years through her hard work at the grassroots level. As an MLA, she has brought about impactful changes to the lives of people, especially the most underprivileged, and believes politics should be progressive, participative and accountable.
In over 15 years of her experience in grassroots activism, she has worked to provide employment and education, empower women, protect human rights, preserve the environment and advocate government policies.
Being the daughter of the former Home Minister, Sri. Ramalinga Reddy, who was also the MLA of Jayanagar constituency for four terms, she understands the community of Jayanagar very well and has seen it evolve over the years. With such deep insight into politics and the constituency, she realises the issues of the people. She truly believes Jayanagar has the potential to become the most developed constituency of India and she is determined to make this a reality.
She has been conferred with the Aadarsh Yuva Vidhayak Samman for Best Outstanding Performance in Development Work & Promotion of Parliamentary Democracy.
From student activist to public representative