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Biography of Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal Full Name is Arvind Kumar Kejriwal (born 16 June 1968) is an Indian social activist fighting for greater transparency in Government. He was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in 2006, for activating India's Right to Information movement at grassroots and social activities to empower the poorest citizens to fight corruption by holding the government answerable to the people. Kejriwal is also a Saathi (fellow) of the Association for India's Development.
Arvind Kejriwal Hometown
Arvind Kejriwal was born in Hissar, Haryana in 1968. His father was an engineer and he spent most of his childhood living in small northern Indian towns like Sonepat, Mathura and Hissar.
Arvind Kejriwal Education
Kejriwal graduated from IIT Kharagpur as a Mechanical engineer in 1989.
Role of Arvind Kejriwal in Jan Lokpal Bill Movement
As a member of India Against Corruption Kejriwal is an active participant in the movement for the enactment of Jan Lokpal Bill. He is considered a key figure along with social activist Anna Hazare. On August 16 2011, Hazare was arrested four hours before the planned indefinite hunger strike. Rajan Bhagat, spokesman for Delhi Police, said police arrested Hazare under a legal provision that bans public gatherings and protests at the park in Delhi where he was planning to begin his hunger strike. Kejriwal was also arrested along with other key members of the India Against Corruption movement.