Arvind Kejriwal is an Indian politician, social activist and former Indian Revenue Service officer w
Arvind Kejriwal born 16 August 1968 is an Indian politician, social activist and former civil servant who served as the 7th Chief Minister of Delhi. He is also the current Chief Minister designate, having won the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections. He is the National Convener of the Aam Aadmi Party AAP.
Kejriwal is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, and worked for the Indian Revenue Service IRS as a Joint Commissioner in the Income Tax Department.
In 2006, Kejriwal was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership recognising his involvement in a grassroots movement Parivartan using right to information legislation in a campaign against corruption. The same year, after resigning from the IRS, he donated his Magsaysay award money as a corpus fund to found the Public Cause Research Foundation, a non governmental organisation NGO.
In 2012, he launched the Aam Aadmi Party, and defeated Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the 2013 Delhi Legislative Assembly election. Following the election, he took office as the Chief Minister of Delhi on 28 December 2013. He resigned 49 days later, on 14 February 2014, stating he did so because of his minority governments inability to pass his proposed anti corruption legislation due to a lack of support from other political parties.Later he apologized for quitting midway.He garnered a thumping majority in the Delhi Legislative Assembly election, 2015 and is poised to become the Chief Minister of Delhi for a second term.
2. Early childhood And family
Arvind Kejriwal was born on 16th August 1968 in Siwani, Bhiwani district of Haryana. He belongs to a financially sound middle class family. His father, Mr. Gobind Ram Kejriwal was an electrical engineer who got a lot of transfers during his service period. Arvind changed many schools because of his fathers professional transfers. His mother, Gita Kejriwal is a housewife and played a vital role in shaping his ethics and career. Arvind has a younger brother and a sister. His brother also donated a lot during formation of the Aam Aadmi Party.
3. Arvind kejriwal childhood
He is married to Sunita Kejriwal, who is also an IRS officer. The two were batch mates in civil services training period and joined IRS together and later decided to marry. The couple has one girl and a boy. Harshita Kejriwal is the elder child of AK and qualified IIT exams like his father, while his son Pulkit Kejriwal is still studying in school.
He was born on Janmashtami birth day of Lord Krishna and one day after the Independence day of India. He was also called as Munna by his parents. Arvind was a very well known scholar from his schooldays. He did his schooling form Siwani and Ghaziabad. According to his mother, Kejriwal was so focused towards his studies that he even did his studies in bathroom if any guest arrived at home. After seeing his zeal and commitment, AKs grandfather Mangal Chand Kejriwal wanted him to be a doctor and even bought a land in Hissar, Haryana where he could build a hospital for Arvind to practice. But Arvind was inspired more from his seniors who joined IITs and finally he decided to do engineering from IIT only.He qualified JEE and got a seat in IIT Kharagpur. Arvind also played a vital role to stop ragging in his college. AK was a big movie lover and one of his colleague used to buy tickets on Friday for the whole group of friends.
Arvind Kejriwal joined IIT Kharagpur and did his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering. Tata Steel hired him in 1989 to work as Mechanical Engineer in Jamshedpur. He worked there for around 3 years. He wanted to work in Social welfare department of Tata Steel but officials didnt allow him to do so. Thus finally he resigned from Tata Steel in 1992 and decided to prepare for IAS exams. In 1995, he cleared Civil Service Exams to join the public service.In 2000, he took a paid leave for 2 years to pursue higher education. He later joined in 2003 but resigned after 18 months with a zeal of doing something for nation. Everybody was quite shocked in his family and relatives when they came to know that this young man left the post of Joint Commissioner of Income tax in New Delhi.
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