|DOB||Aug 16, 1968|
|Place of Birth||Siwani, Bhiwani district,Haryana|
|Education Qualifications||Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur|
|Spouse Name||Sunita Kejriwal|
|Achievements||He played a major role in implementing the Right to Information Act (RTI) at the basic level He was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in 2006 He has written a book Swaraj|
About Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal is a politicial leader and a social activist who works for the people through his party called Aam Aadmi party which was formed in 2012. He is an IIT graduate in Mechanical engineering and has served the country by being an IRS officer and as Joint Commissioner of IT department. He started an NGO called Parivartan which assists people in the matters related to ration, electricity and income tax. He was responsible for implementing RTI and got Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in 2006. In 2012, he published a book called Swaraj. He became the chief minister of Delhi on 28th December, 2013 by taking an oath at the Ramlila Maidan. His government stayed in power for just 49 days as he was asked to resign from his post by the opposition parties.
Personal Life of Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind kejriwal was born in Haryana to a well educated parents on 16th August, 1968. He had two younger siblings. He spend his childhood in different places of north India as his father had a job that kept on transferring from one place to another. He did his schooling from Hisar and çompleted his graduation in mechanical engineering from IIT Kharagpur. He married Sunita, his batchmate from National Academy of Administration. She is an IRS officer. They have been blessed with two kids – Harshita and Pulkit.
Kejriwal’s Professional Background
After completing his graduation in mechanical engineering from IIT Kharagpur, he joined the Tata Steel Company. He gave the Civil Service Examination and later joined the Indian Revenue Service after getting qualified in the examination. He was also the Joint Commissioner of Income Tax Department. He formed a NGO called Parivartan which assists the people to get information on the matters related to ration card, electricity and income tax.
Kejriwal’ entry into politics
Arvind Kejriwal was the part of the movement called India Against Corruption. Later he had difference of opinion with Anna Hazare and decided to bring the issues at the political level. Some of the leaders were in support of Arvind Kejriwal. So he decided to go on with his decision. Later on 19th September 2012, Anna Hazare and Kejriwal came to an agreement that they cannot end their differences. Later on 26th November, 2012, Kejriwal formed the party called Aam Aadmi Party. After the formation of the party, they contested in the elections for the first time in Delhi for the State Assembly. AAP won the elections by de feating the present CM Sheila Dikshit and formed the government on 28th December, 2013.
Social Media states him as one of the top five politicians who is talked about in Indian Politics.
Achievements of Arvind Kejriwal
- In 1999, he formed a NGO called Parivartan that assist people in the matter of ration card, electricity and income tax.
- Implemented the Right To Information Act (RTI)
- Made the poor people self sufficient from the base level.
- He formed a NGO called Public Cause Research Fund by the money he received from the Magsaysay Award.
- He was the member of the civil society for the formation of Jan Lokpal Bill and was part of the bill drafting.
- He called press conferences to expose the corrupted leaders and politicians.
Awards won by Arvind Kejriwal
The awards won by Arvind Kejriwal are:
- He won the Ashoka Fellow in 2004.
- In 2005, he was presented with the Satyendra K. Dubey Memorial Award by IIT Kanpur presented him.
- He received the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2006.
- He was awarded the “Indian of the Year” award in 2006 from CNN-IBN.
- In 2009, the IIT Kharagpur presented him with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
- He was awarded a grant and fellowship in 2009 by Association for India’s Development.
- he Economic Times Awards awarded him the Policy Change Agent of the Year award in 2010 for Corporate Excellence.
- In 2011,along with Anna Hazare, Kejriwal received the Indian of the Year award from NDTV.