â€˜Aam Aadmi’ or India’s â€˜common man’, a phrase made popular by Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, iterates the life of a simple common man in a large democracy like India.Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, the man behind the launch of one India’s fastest growing political party the Aam Aadmi Party has gained importance and respect from the youth of India for his strong views and policies against corruption. Tune into IBN-Lokmat this Saturday, 15th March, 2014 at 9.30 pm to hear Mr. Arvind Kejriwal speak about his plans for the upcoming general elections.
Mr. Arvind Kejriwal was born in 1968 in the town of Hisar situated in the northern state of Haryana and graduated from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kharagpur with a degree in mechanical engineering. Post this he worked for a short time with the Tata group and later joined the civil services as a revenue officer. In 2006 he took voluntary retirement from civil services and started an NGO- Public Cause Research Foundation that would work to promote transparency in the government and spread awareness about the RTI act.
Today, Mr. Kejriwal is one of the most popular and strong social activists and political leader vouching for change in the system. After successfully carrying out a campaign on Right To information Act in 2006, he also brought together many important citizens on a common platform to start movement for “Jan Lokpal Bill”.
Mr. Arvind has been awarded the prestigious “Raman Magsaysay Award” for his contribution to social work by fighting corruption and educating the masses. In November 2012, Mr. Kejriwal started the Aam Aadmi party with an aim of fighting corruption and following the principles of â€˜Swaraj’ or self rule. The Party gained popularity and momentum amongst the youth of India and many young Indians have since then joined this party. Due to the immense popularity of the AAP, the Assembly Elections saw them emerge as winners in Delhi. According to Mr. Arvind, there is no political party in India today that works for the common man's needs and that is exactly what his party aims to do. Create a corruption free, transparent government that works only for the people of India.
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