Friday, 26 August 2011

Anna Hazare

Kisan Baburao Hazare popularly known as Anna Hazare was born on jan 15,1940 in Bhingar a small village in Hingangaon near the city of Bhingar ,Maharashtra .He did his schooling from mumbai up to seventh standard, due to financial instability he was unable to continue the studies and start selling flowers at Daddar to support his family.He has six elder siblings

From the childhood Anna want to do something for the country.His life was inspired by patriotic of the country such as Rajguru,sukhdev,rani lakshmi bai etc.So he started his career in the Indian Army as a driver in 1963 ,after training at Aurangabad in Maharashtra . During the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Hazare was posted at the border in the Khem Karan sector. On 12 November 1965, the Pakistan Air Force launched air strikes on Indian bases, and all of Hazare's comrades were killed; he was the only survivor of that convoy. It was a close shave for Hazare as one bullet had passed by his head.During the mid-1970s, he again survived a road accident while driving. It was at that particular moment that Hazare took an oath to dedicate his life to the service of humanity, at the age of 38. He took voluntary retirement from the army in 1978.He was honorably discharged from the Indian Army after completing 12 years of service.During his tenure about five medals were apprised to Anna Hazare: Sainya Seva Medal, Nine Years Long Service Medal, Sangram Medal, 25th Independent Anniversary Medal, and Pashimi Star award.

Transformation of Ralegan Siddhi
In 1978 after a voluntary retirement from the Indian army, Hazare went to his native village Ralegan Siddhi, a village located in the acute drought-prone and rain-shadow zone of Parner Tehsil of Ahmadnagar district, in central Maharashtra. It was one of the many villages of India plagued by acute poverty, deprivation, a fragile ecosystem, neglect and hopelessness. Hazare made remarkable economic, social and community regeneration in Ralegan Siddhi. He reinforced the normative principles of human development – equity, efficiency, sustainability and people's participation and made Ralegan Siddhi an oasis of human-made regeneration in a human-made desert without any inputs of industrialisation and technology-oriented agriculture

This was revolutionary change in the village which he did
  • Prohibition on alcohol
  • Grain Bank
  • Watershed development programme
  • Milk production
  • Education
  • Removal of untouchability
  • Collective marriages
  • Gram Sabha

During his life time Anna made several protest and became succesfull to make word clear to the government
  • Anti-corruption protests in Maharashtra
  • Right to Information movement
  • Regulation of Transfers and Prevention of Delay in Discharge of Official Duties Act
  • Campaign against liquor from food grains
  • Jan Lokpal Bill
  • The most recent activism which Anna Hazare has started is Jan Lokpal Bill.He has done fast un to death from 16 august onwards The hunter strike was started in Ram lella Ground New delhi where thousands and thousands of people from all over the country join hands with Anna Hazare and perform peacefull protect against the Jan Lokpal bill

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