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Arvind Kejriwal AAP Leader News & Biography

Updated on December 10, 2013
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Arvind Kejriwal is a social activist and an Indian politician. Born in Haryana, Kejriwal is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. Arvind Kejriwal was born in Hissar district of Haryana on 16th June, 1968. He has done Mechanical engineering in 1989 from IIT Kharagpur. Then he joined Tata Steel & worked till 1992. In 1992 only he passed the civil services examination & was selected for the Indian Revenue Services (IRS). He joined as Joint Commissioner at Income Tax Office, New Delhi. In 2000, he took leave from his job & started a NGO called Parivartran. Then in 2006 he formally left his Joint Commissioner Job & started working for the people of India by actively participating in active social issues.

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Parivartan helped lakhs of people to come over the social problems. It has done a lot of work in field of education & public distribution system. It is still active & is working to give maximum benefits of RTI to each & every Indian.

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Arvind always wanted to meet Mother Teresa as he had read a lot of books on her and was a big fan of her philosophies & her sayings. He was lucky enough to meet Mother Teresa & was impressed by her views & the ways she selflessly helps people. During that period, he actively participated in serving people at Kaali Ghat of West Bengal & then lead the way which Mother Teresa showed to him. Mother Teresa herself liked this guy & hoped that his thoughts can bring a change.

Arvind Kejriwal has also worked a lot for Central Right to Information Act. He was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award for his Leadership Qualities in 2006. The money which he got was invested by him in his NGO to be further used in various political issues.

Arvind kejriwal came into the lime light & was in all Indian media because of his movement for implementation of Lok Pal Bill. He was an active member of Draft Committee. Being a strong follower of, Shri Anna Hazare Ji, he along with other people protested against government through fasts, sabhaas etc. to bring Lok Pal Bill.

Presently Arvind Kejriwal is considered as the Voice of Youngsters i.e. Youth Icon of India which has made youngsters to come out and vote for him. He is considered as the Youth Icon of India. Presently, he is living in Delhi with his wife & 2 children. Recently, he has with other people has formed his political party, formerly known as the Aam Aaadmi Party (AAP). After this step, he has faced a lot of criticism from many peoples including Shri Anna Hazare Ji. The Aam Aadmi Party is confident of a majority in the up coming Assembly elections, to the extent that the party chief, Arvind Kejriwal, has refused to lend support to either Congress or BJP if there is a hung parliament and he got what he dreamed of. Winning 28 seats in Rajya Sabha elections within 1 year is not a joke. In case there is a re-election then BJP & Congress believe that AAP may get more seats this time making leading to AAP Government in Delhi.

Well, he truly realizes his responsibility & still has a long way to go. I wish him all the best of luck & pray that with his jhadoo, he may clean the Delhi's increasing crime.

Some Interesting facts About Shri Arvind Kejriwal-

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Kejriwal's father was a reputed engineer & he has spen most of his child days in Small areas like Mathura, hisar & Sonepat.
Arvind Kejriwal did his schooling from the Campus School.
Kejriwal is married to Sunita, who is also an IRS officer and his batch mate from National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie
Presently Sunita is working as an Additional Director in Serious Fraud Investigation Office, Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
Kejriwal graduated from IIT Kharagpur with a B.Tech. In Mechanical Engineering in 1989.
Kejriwal joined Tata Steel right after his graduation from IIT Kharagpur.
Kejriwal spent lot of years working with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, the Ramakrishna Mission in the North-East India and Nehru Yuva Kendra.
Kejriwal joined the Indian Revenue Service in 1992 after qualifying through the Civil Services Examination.
In Feb 2006, kejriwal decided to leave his IRS post to serve his country publically. Thats why he resigned from his IRS post from the Income Tax Department.
After voluntary resignation from job, he founded Parivartan, a Delhi based citizens movement which works on ensuring a just, transparent and accountable governance
Organization - Parivartan ,Public Cause Research Foundation, India Against Corruption
Political movement - Janlokpal Bill , Indian anti-corruption movement, 2011 Indian anti-corruption movement, Right to Information
IRS officer-turned-anti-corruption crusader Arvind Kejriwal won the Roman Magsaysay award in 2006 for his contribution to the enactment of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005.
In 2006 after resigning from IRS, he founded an NGO Public cause Research Foundation.
Public Cause Research Foundation was set up on the 19th of December, 2006 by Magsaysay awardee Arvind Kejriwal, former journalist Manish Sisodia and Abhinandan Sekhri to ensure that society becomes more inclusive and that real power rests with the common citizens of India.
To this end, Mr Kejriwal donated the prize money of his Magsaysay award as corpus fund to PCRF.
The Foundation works to collect, research, analyse, and disseminate information about various aspects of governance to ensure that rules and laws are enacted and enforced and policies implemented. For this, PCRF uses the RTI act extensively and promotes awareness of the act.
Arvind Kejriwal joined Anna Hazare started fight for Janlokpal Bill and a one team was formed known as Team Anna
Team Anna got support from educated and politically aware Indian citizens but they did not get the support from any political party.
It is very simple No criminal or thief will appoint a police officer to arrest him. In layman language Lokpal law or bill means a appointment of police officer to arrest and control corruption done by the politicians
Arvind Kejriwal has written a book "Swaraj
In 2004, Kejriwal got Ashoka Fellow, Civic Engagement Award
In 2005, Kejriwal won the prestigious 'Satyendra K. Dubey Memorial Award', IIT Kanpur for his campaign for bringing transparency in Government.
Award -2006: Ramon Magsaysay Award for Eminent Leadership.
In 2006 Kejriwal won the CNN-IBN, 'Indian of the Year' Award in Public Service. This award made him popular.
Award -2009: Distinguished Alumnus Award, IIT Kharagpur for Eminent Leadership.
Award -2010: Policy Change Agent of the Year, The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence along with Aruna Roy.
In 2011 NDTV Indian of the Year along with Anna Hazare
Award -Arvind Kejariwal has also won an IIM Gold Medal.
October, 2 , 2012 Arvind Kejriwal Launched his own political party
The name of the political party of Arvind Kejriwal is ------------. You all Know that it's Aam Aadmi Part (AAP).

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      Anil 4 years ago from Kerala

      yes , Aravind kejriwal is a grate 'Indian freedom fighter' like anna hasare.

      Thank you for sharing .

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Its Anna Hazare. Anyway thx

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you for this informative hub about an incredible human being gags3480, and I will definitely keep this one as an educational piece to share with those of us who need to know of worldwide fighters for peace , and justice

      bless you...

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Thanks Laurinzo for such wonderful feedback. Indeed, Arvind Kejriwal is an idol for all of us.

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      sombir daya 3 years ago

      arvind kejriwal agrat cm in delhi

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      sombir daya hissar 3 years ago

      kejriwal ko. sabhi vayde six month se pahle poore karne honge nahi to kongresee apna samerthan vapas le lange

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 3 years ago from Kanpur, India

      He truly deserved it.

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 3 years ago from Kanpur, India

      I bet he will do that. But It doesn't matters that Congress takes back their support or not. Next time Mr. Kejriwal will come with People support winning majority seats. Then no one would be able to give him any ultimatum.

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      REENA 3 years ago

      I SELLUTE U.

      I am also an aam aadmi.i want to join with you.

      mai humesa imandadari se jindgi ji hai.mai bhi is ke k sath judkar desh k liye kuch karna chahti hu desh se bharstachar ko mitana hai. plz mujhe ek mauka dijiye.

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 3 years ago from Kanpur, India

      I really appreciate your feelings. If you want to become an activist, go now at AAM aadmi party karyalaya in Delhi. They will definitely make you part of their movement.

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      SRIKANTH 3 years ago

      Thanks for valuable information.

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 3 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Your'e welcome.................

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      rosh 3 years ago

      can he do something for the people who not well educated to get a job

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 3 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Unemployment is a major concern for all but I dont believe in sitting idle & waiting for some politician to get me a job. Make some efforts on own.

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