Who is Arvind Kejriwal? the journey from common man to becoming Chief Minister

Arvind Kejriwal - Chief Minister of Delhi

Story of a Common man, the most important thing about Arvind Kejriwal’s life

Today we will tell you some important things about Arvind Kejriwal’s journey from common man to becoming Chief Minister. Arvind Kejriwal once again became the Chief Minister of Delhi. It is not an easy thing to remain Chief Minister in Delhi for 3 consecutive times.

Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister, and Aam Aadmi Party convenor is a social activist and politician. Arvind Kejriwal was born in an upper-middle-class educated Agrawal family on 16 August 1968 in Sewani, Haryana. His father’s name is Govind Ram Kejriwal and mother’s name is Geeta Devi. His father, the head of an ordinary family was an engineer and worked as an electrical engineer in strips. Govind Ram has three sons and daughters. Arvind Kejriwal has a younger sister and a younger brother.

Arvind Kejriwal’s childhood was spent in Ghaziabad, Sonipat, and Hisar. Since childhood, he has a great affection for prayer in the church due to his studies in the Missionaries School. At the same time, very few people know that Arvind Kejriwal has completed his primary education in Missionaries School. However, worship is done in his home in Hindu customs. Kejriwal also spent some time at the Nehru Yuva Kendra and Ramkrishna Mission.

Arvind Kejriwal obtained a degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in 1989. After completing his degree in mechanical engineering, he obtained a job at Tata Steel, but he left the job of Tata Steel to prepare for the civil service. He passed the civil service examination in 1993 and joined the Indian Revenue Service.

In 1993, he met Sunita, his batchmate from the National Academy of Administration, while training at Lal Bahadur Shastri Administrative Academy in Mussoorie. After completion of training, Kejriwal’s posting was done in Delhi. In 1995, he married Sunita. She is an IRS officer. Arvind Kejriwal and Sunita have a daughter named Harshita. The son’s name is Pulkit. Arvind Kejriwal has been a regular practitioner of Vipassana. He is a pure vegetarian. He assisted in forming the NGO “Parivartan” in December 1999 and In 2000, Arvind Kejriwal founded an NGO ‘Parivartan’.

In 2006, Arvind Kejriwal resigned from the post of Joint Commissioner in the Income Tax Department waged a war against corruption and came in contact with social worker Anna Hazare, who protested against the government’s delay in enacting the Jan Lokpal Bill. Kejriwal was awarded the Raman Magsaysay Award in 2006 for the RTI Act.

He had been recognized for empowering citizens to fight corruption. Arvind Kejriwal launched a political party in 2012 and formed the Aam Aadmi Party. Anna Hazare and Kiran Bedi became angry with Aam Aadmi Party. He contested against Shila Dixit in 2013 and defeated him by 25864 votes. He became the Chief Minister, but he resigned from the post for 49 days. In 2015, Arvind Kejriwal contested again and became the Chief Minister of Delhi.

Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party won 62 seats in Delhi for the third time in the year 2020.

Awards Won by Kejriwal

  • Satyendra K. Dubey Memorial Award.
  • Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2006.
  • Ashoka Fellow in 2004.
  • Indian of the Year award from CNN-IBN.
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2009 from IIT Kharagpur
  • Awards for Corporate Excellence award in 2010 by The Economic Times
  • Indian of the Year award from NDTV in 2011.

Books on Arvind Kejriwal

  • The Disruptor: Arvind Kejriwal and the Audacious Rise of the ‘Aam Aadmi’. book by Soma Banerjee and Gautam Chikermane.
  • A Man With a Mission – Arvind Kejriwal, Little Scholarz Editorial Team

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