Biography of Arvind Kejriwal
Name Arvind Kejriwal
Birthplace Sewani, Haryana
Mother Geeta Devi
Father Gobind Ram Kejriwal
Born 16 August 1968
Political Party Aam Aadmi Party
Wife Name Sunita
Children’s Harshita, Pulkit
Education BTech In Mechanical Engineering (IIT Kharagpur)
Award Ramon Magsaysay Award (2006)
Biography of Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal is an Indian anti-corruption activist who turned towards the politician. This biography of Arvind Kejriwal provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works and time.
Arvind Kejriwal is an Indian anti-corruption activist, a politician who is the 7th Chief Minister of Delhi. He is the national convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a political party that was launched in November 2012.
Kejriwal was a social worker long before he entered the world of politics and his main objective of venturing into this field was to serve the country.
As a teenager, he had the biggest problem to decide which career to pursue: medicine or engineering.
Eventually, he decided to go for engineering and turned his attention to entering the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
As a student, he realized that his passion is not in making money, but in serving his country.
He started working for the (IRS) Indian Revenue Service and also became involved in social activism. His participation in the ‘Parivartan’ movement earned him the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership. He later joined his India Against Corruption (IAC) movement with Anna Hazare, after which he started the Aam Aadmi Party.
He became the Chief Minister of Delhi in December 2013 but resigned after just 49 days due to some reasons.
Childhood and early life
He was born on 16 August 1968 in Sewani, Haryana, as the eldest child of Gobind Ram Kejriwal and Geeta Devi. He has two younger siblings. His father was an electrical engineer. His mother was a well-educated woman of her time and ensured that her children were well focused on their studies.
Arvind was sent to the campus school in Hisar before attending a Christian missionary school in Sonepat.
Initially, he wanted to become a doctor but later changed his mind and opted for engineering instead. And they knew that the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is good for engineering studies. But it was very difficult to get admission in him, so he just started trying and set his heart to get admission in the prestigious institute.
Many of his classmates planned to go abroad after graduation, they decided to stay in India and do something for their country. He got job offers from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and Gas Authority of India but had made up his mind to go to Tata Steel.
He was placed in a training program at Tata Steel in In 1989 and then assigned as assistant manager
In 1989, he was selected to the post of Assistant Manager in a training program at Tata Steel in Jamshedpur. But despite coming to his dream company, he was not happy with the job.
He decided to pursue his studies and tried to go to a reputed institution but he did not get admission there. Then on the advice of a friend, he decided to study for the civil service examination.
He met Mother Teresa and worked at her Kalighat Ashram for two months. He then joined the Christian Brothers Association and also did village work with the Ramakrishna Missions. Apart from this, he did some work in rural areas with a government organization called Nehru Yuva Kendra (Nehru Yuva Kendra).
He joined the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) in 1995, after clearing all rounds of the Civil Services Examination. But again he was disillusioned with his job. After being exposed to large scale corruption from the beginning, he realized that this was not what he had envisioned for government service.
He also joined a movement called a Parivartan in 1999, working with the Income Tax Department, which helped to uncover a fake ration card scam and helped the citizens of Delhi in matters related to income tax, electricity, and food rations.
Kejriwal gained popularity when he joined prominent social activist Anna Hazare in early 2010 campaigning to pass the Jan Lokpal bill.
However, he later split from Team Anna Hazare and formed his own political party, Aam Aadmi Party, in 2012 with his supporters.
He soon became famous among the Indian public for his fight against corruption and defeated Chief Minister Sheila Dixit in the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections. He assumed office as Chief Minister on 28 December 2013.
The citizens of Delhi had high expectations from him, but he resigned after just 49 days on 14 February 2014, as he found that it is not possible to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill bill with the current strength of his party.
On February 10, 2015, Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) trounced BJP (ruling party at center) in Delhi assembly elections 2015.