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“Work is worship”: Netizens in awe as Jaipur mayor works till few hours before delivering baby

When her labour began at around 12:30 am on Thursday, the Jaipur mayor was admitted to a hospital, just a few hours before which she had been working.

Jaipur Nagar Nigam (Greater) Mayor Dr Somya Gurjar worked late into the night before delivering a baby boy in the wee hours of Thursday morning, February 11. She worked till a few hours before her delivery.

When her labour began at around 12:30 am on Thursday, the Jaipur mayor was admitted to a hospital, just a few hours before which she had been working.

Netizens took to social media to laud her determination and dedication to her job, and also congratulated her on the birth of her child.

On Thursday, the mayor shared a tweet revealing that she was attending a meeting at the Nagar Nigam office late into the night on Wednesday. 

“Work is Worship!” Dr Gurjar wrote, before adding, in Hindi, that she was admitted to Cocoon Hospital when labour pains began. At 5:14 am, she gave birth to a baby boy.

“Both me and the baby are healthy,” Dr Gurjar said in her tweet.

On the microblogging platform, her tweet has garnered over 10,000 ‘likes’ and hundreds of comments.

While some social media users flooded the comments section with congratulatory messages, others thanked Dr Somya Gurjar for putting public service before self.

As per a report published in Hindi newspaper Patrika, Dr Gurjar worked till 9 PM on Wednesday night before leaving for home. She broke the news on Twitter at 7.40 am after delivering a healthy baby boy at 5.14 am.  

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