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Anna Hazare on Fast News & Biography

Updated on January 19, 2014
Anna Hazare during fast for Lokpal Bill
Anna Hazare during fast for Lokpal Bill | Source

Kisan Bapat Baburao Hazare (Shri Anna Hazare Ji) was born on 15th Jan, 1940. His birth place is Bhingar village, Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra. His parents are Babu Rao Hazare & Laxmi Bai. Wearing white dhoti & a Gandhi cap, this man has become one of the biggest Non-political leader since Independence.

Photo of Shri Anna Hazare Ji when he was young
Photo of Shri Anna Hazare Ji when he was young | Source

Anna Hazare couldn’t pursue his studies after 7th due to some family reasons. At the age of 23, he joined Indian Army as a driver. He was posed at various places in India where he faced the toughest times of his life. Bhutan, Assam, Laddakh etc. are some of those places he was majorly posted. In 1965, he escaped death in the Indo-Pak war, whereas all his companions died in the air strike. In 1978, he retired from the Indian Army opting for Voluntary Retirement.


Anna Hazre
Anna Hazre | Source

In 1991, Anna Hazare for the first time started his protest against corruption. He protested against the 42 forest officers for the their irregularities. It was a long battle, but he managed to give them the punishment which they rightly deserved. After this, there was no stopping him. He then exposed many scams under the banking projects & land revenues.

Anna Hazare with Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi during fast for Lokpal Bill
Anna Hazare with Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi during fast for Lokpal Bill | Source

Although, Shri Anna Hazare was working for the nation as a social worker for more than 20 years, but he got the importance & fame on national level when he started his struggle for implementation of “Jan Lokpal Bill”. He along with Arvind Kejriwal started a strong protest against Government. Anna Hazare also took up a fast of 12 days where he survived only on plain water & his fast ended only when govt. promised to bring the Bill. This protest by Anna Hazare worked as a alarm for whole country & protests against corruption started all over India. Anna Hazare became a icon for whole country where people believed that he will make India a Corrupt-free nation.

Anna Hazare giving speech
Anna Hazare giving speech | Source

Anna Hazare has won many awards for his contributions to the country. Padam Bhushan & Padam Shree are the two of the biggest awards he has got so far. He presently lives on his Army Pension in a small room located I Ralegan Sidhi, a village in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. He has totally changed the views of people in Ralegan Sidhi and has made them self-sufficient. State Government has launched a “Model Village” scheme to follow the guidelines of Anna Hazare.

Anna Hazare
Anna Hazare | Source

It is totally amazing how this single man has totally changed the nations’s view. After formation of Aam Aadmi party (AAP), he has separated himself from Arvind kejriwal. From January, he will start a India tour from Patna, Bihar where he will listen to problems of all people & will help them in getting their rights. We wish him all the best & promise hm to give full support in his “Fight against Corruption”.

Signing off,

GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA

JAI HIND

Anna Hazare receiving award for his social work
Anna Hazare receiving award for his social work | Source

Awards received by Shri Anna Hazare-

Awards
Details
PADMABHUSHAN AWARD
Presented by R. Venkatraman ( president of India) on 6th April 1992 at Delhi for Anna Hazare's social work
PADMASHRI AWARD
Presented by R. Venkatraman ( President of India) on 24th march 1990 at Delhi for Anna Hazare's social work.
PRIY DARSHINI VRIKSHA MITRA AWARD, GOVT. INDIA
 
KRUSHI BHUSAHAN GOVT. OF MAHARASHTRA
 
YOUNG INDIA AWARD
 
MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD 1988
 
PAUL MITTAL NATIONAL AWARD 2000 (NEHRU SIDHANT KENDER TRUST LUDHIYNA 14001)
Presented by shri. Balaramji Das Tandon (Minister, Punjab) on 14th november 2000.
TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL (IT) INTEGRITY AWARD 2003 FROM TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL .
 
DOCTORATE DEGREE GANDHIGRAM RURAL INSTITUTE-DEEMED UNIVERSITY GANDHIGRAM DINDIGUL, TAMIL NADU-8-11-05
 
VIVEKANANDA SEVA PURASKAR 1994
Presented by Shri.Bada Bajar Kumar Sabha Pustakalay, Calcutta on 12th June 1996 for Anna Hazare's social work done for develop village as a family.
SHIROMANI AWARD 1996
presented by P.A.Sangma (Speaker of Lok sabha) on 22nd February 1997 at New Delhi for Anna Hazare contribution to National Development Integration, Enrichment of life and for his outstanding achievements in the chosen field of activities(social service).
MAHAVEER PURASKAR 1997
presented by Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation , Chennai on 2th April 1997 for Anna Hazare excellent in sphere of social & community service.
DIWALIBEN MEHTA AWARD
presented by Shri.Panduranga Shastri Athavale on 8th January 1999 at Mumbai for Anna Hazare Hard, Sincere, Dedicated & Devoted social work.
CARE INTERNATIONAL AWARD 1998
presented by Care International Humanitarian on 8th May 1998 at Washington,D.C, USA for Anna Hazare demonstrating a profound commitment to improving life in developing world. Care Recognized Anna Hazare devotion to the ideas of sustainable development with whole hearted participation of villagers including women & youth.
GIANTS INTERNATIONAL AWARD
presented by Shri.Vilas Rao Deshmukh (Chief Minister of Maharashtra) on 17th sept. 2000 for Shri.Anna hazare's social work
BASAVSHRI PRASHASTI 2000 AWARD
Presented by Shri.Jagadguru Murugharajendra Brihan Math at S.J.M.Math, Chitradurga , Karnataka on 4th June 2000 for Anna Hazare relentless effort to bring in the value of based way of life in the society.
NATIONAL INTERGRATION AWARD
presented by (D hum-Lajee) chief minister- Himothkursh Sahithy Samskruthi Avam Jana Kalyal Parishad, UNA, Himachal Pradesh on 14th February 1999 for Anna Hazare Social Work.
VISHWA-VATSALYA & SANTBAL AWARD
presented at Ahamadabad for Anna Hazares universal services to mankind including his incessant fight against corruption and his inspring efforts to improve the living condition of the poor & to raise the ethical levels of the society.
JANA SEVA PURASKAR
presented by Smt. Rajmathi at Sangle, Maharashtra on 28th February 1998 for Anna Hazares Social Work.
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL MANAV SEVA PURASKAR
presented by Supreme Court Judge Shri. D.P.Wadhwa at India Habital Center , Lodhi Road, New Delhi on 21st Feb 1998 for Anna Hazare Crusade against Corruption .

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      paintphd 4 years ago from Manchester Tennessee

      Well rounded biographic outline on Shri Anna Hazare Ji, We need citizens in the States to have as much zeal to expose corruption. Keep Hubbing...voted up.

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Thanks for the feedback paintphd.Indeed, we need a lot of such people to remove corruption.

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