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KGPite wins Magsaysay Award

KGPite wins Magsaysay Award

Arvind Kejriwal (1989 NH) has won this the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Award for “Emergent Leadership”, for his role in fighting corruption and his role as the founder of Parivartan. He was also one of the key figures responsible for the Right To Information act (”RTI”) that was passed by the Govt of India in 2005.

Here is what the award committee says about him:

In electing Arvind Kejriwal to receive the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership, the board of trustees recognizes his activating India’s right-to-information movement at the grassroots, empowering New Delhi’s poorest citizens to fight corruption by holding government accountable to the people.

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Aug 7, 2006, 9:03 am PDT    Filed under: Media    


  1. Kejri, Congratulations!!

    Comment by shukla — August 7, 2006 @ 11:42 am PDT

  2. Congratulations Kejri..NH ka tempo high hai!!

    Comment by Joy Bhattacharya — August 9, 2006 @ 10:48 pm PDT

  3. No doubt a very commendable thing but I don’t think passing “acts” and resolutions helps in any way. A real test of a policy lies in its implementation.

    Comment by Phani — August 18, 2006 @ 9:05 am PDT

  4. congrates very good job

    Comment by Bhupesh Choudhary — August 28, 2006 @ 12:03 pm PDT

  5. the apt reward for the stuggle kejriwal has put in.

    Comment by Gordhan Rathore — September 5, 2006 @ 3:20 am PDT

  6. Way to go Kejri. We are all very proud of you. Your efforts and struggle to save the RTI act has also born fruit and millions will be grateful for that as well. The system sucks and we need more like you to set it right.

    Comment by Anurag Shrivastava — September 10, 2006 @ 2:52 am PDT

  7. What a pleasant surprise for all IItians esp Nehruites.
    Congratulations & keep the good work bringing relief to the needy & glory to yourself & the Institute.

    Devesh Sharma

    Comment by Devesh Sharma — September 16, 2006 @ 9:54 pm PDT

  8. Congrats Kejri!!…

    Comment by Abhishek Roy — October 12, 2006 @ 1:21 am PDT

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