ARVIND KEJRIWAL - THE HERO...

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Name :
Arvind Kejriwal

DOB : 16.08.1968

Birth place : Hisar, Haryana

Partents : Gobind Ram Kejriwal, Gita Devi

Qualification : B.Tech – Mechanical Engineering, Passed Civil Services Examination

Institute : IIT Kharagpur

Worked in :

1)Tata Steel

2)Income Tax department as Joint Commissioner, Indian Revenue Service

Food : Vegetarian

Practising : Vipassana for many years


Activities :

Movement – Parivartan

                Unearthed the fake ration card scheme in Delhi

Movement - Right to Information

Kejriwal has been using the Right to Information Act (RTI) in corruption cases in many government departments including the Income Tax Department, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi , the Public Distribution System (PDS), the Delhi Electricity Board and others.

Movement - Jan Lokpal Bill

Kejriwal was the civil society representative member of the committee constituted by the Government of India to draft a Jan Lokpal bill, following a campaign for introduction of such legislation that featured Anna Hazare .

Political career

Kejriwal established the Aam Aadmi Party in November 2012. The party name — Aam Aadmi Party — reflects the phrase Aam Aadmi , or "common man", whose interests Kejriwal proposed to represent. The party was formally launched in Delhi on 26 November 2012.The party's first electoral test is the Delhi legislative assembly elections on 4 December 2013.

 In the 2013 Delhi Legislative Assembly elections, Kejriwal defeated the three-time Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit from the New Delhi Assembly constituency.

Writing

Kejriwal's book, Swaraj , was published in 2012.

Awards

· 2004: Ashoka Fellow , Civic Engagement

· 2005: ' Satyendra K. Dubey Memorial Award', IIT Kanpur for his campaign for bringing transparency in Government

· 2006: Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership

· 2006: CNN-IBN , 'Indian of the Year' in Public Service

· 2009: Distinguished Alumnus Award, IIT Kharagpur for Eminent Leadership

· 2009: Awarded a grant and fellowship by the Association for India's Development .

· 2010: Policy Change Agent of the Year, The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence along with Aruna Roy

· 2011: NDTV Indian of the Year along with Anna Hazare

Website :  http://www.aamaadmiparty.org/


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