Head of Delhi-based Parivartan citizen’s movement, Arvind Kejriwal, was on Monday selected for this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award for his contribution to India’s right-to-information movement and empowering poor citizens to fight corruption.Kejriwal, a mechanical engineer from IIT Kharagpur, one of India’s most prestigious institutions who joined the civil services as a member of the Indian Revenue Service in 1992, is currently on leave from the Government for two years. “The brazen corruption of the high and the mighty may grab headlines, but for ordinary people it is the ubiquity of everyday corruption that weighs heaviest. And that demoralizes.”
Arvind is touring USA between October 8 and October 24th. His itinerary currently includes Cincinnati, LA, the Bay area, Austin, San Diego, Boston, College Park and Boston. If you’d like to have him speak, please contact Prithivi R Sharma.
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