Arvind Kejriwal – Man of the Day

Arvind Kejriwal (born 16 August
1968) 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 . He is a former Indian
Revenue Service (IRS) officer and
former Joint Commissioner in the
Income Tax Department . He is well
known for his role in drafting
janlokpal bill and his efforts to
bring and implement the Right to
Information (RTI) act at grassroots
Kejriwal won the Ramon Magsaysay
Award for Emergent Leadership in
2006 for his contribution to the
enactment of the Right to
Information Act and for his efforts
to empower the poorest citizens of
India. In 2006, after resigning
from the IRS, he donated his
Magsaysay award money as a
corpus fund to found an NGO,
Public Cause Research Foundation .
[1] In 2012, he launched the Aam
Aadmi Party (AAP).

Man of the day (1/11/2013)


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