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Short Biography of Anna Hazare – Name - Kisan Bapat Baburao Hazare known as Anna Hazare Birth date - 15 January

1940 Anna Hazare was born in Bhingar village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra state in western India to Baburao Hazare and Laxmi Bai, an unskilled labourer family He was raised by his childless aunt in Mumbai but could not continue beyond VII standard and had to quit midway due to problems. Anna had enrolled with the Army on April 14, 1963. He had completed his training at Aurangabad in Maharashtra. He had joined the service as a recruit. He was attested as a soldier on November 16, 1963. He was holding the rank of sepoy at the time of leaving the service. Anna Hazare started his career as a driver in the Indian Army. During his 15-year tenure as a soldier, he was posted to several states like Sikkim, Bhutan, Jammu-Kashmir, Assam, Mizoram, Leh and Ladakh and braved challenging weathers. Anna was greatly influenced by Swami Vivekananda’s teachings. In 1978, he took voluntary retirement from the 9th Maratha Battalion After serving 15 Years in Army Anna took the voluntary retirement and returned to his native place in Ralegan Siddhi, in the Parner tehsil of Ahmednagar district. Ralegan Siddhi falls in the drought-prone area with a mere 400 to 500 mm of annual rainfall. There were no weirs to retain rainwater. During the month of April and May, water tankers were the only means of drinking water. Almost 80 per cent of the villagers were dependent on other villages for food grains. Residents used to walk for more than four to six kilometers in search of work Hazare came across the work of one Vilasrao Salunke, a resident of Saswad near Pune who

In 1995 Shiv Sena-BJP government came to power in the state Hazare raised the issue of alleged massive land purchase by Gholap's wife Shashikala in Nashik between April to September 1996. Anna rightly thought that Development is marred by corruption and started a new venture in 1991 called Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Aandolan (BVJA) or public movement against corruption.had started a novel project of water management through watershed development in a joint venture with the Gram Panchyat. It was found that some 42 forest officers had duped the state government for crores of rupees through corruption in confederacy. they completed 48 Nala Bunding work. Hazare submitted the evidences to the government but the latter was reluctant to take action against all these officers as one of the ministers of the ruling party was involved in the scam. . Gholap filed a defamation suit against Hazare for accusing him of corruption. every one from Maharashtra except the BJP and the Shiv Sena came in support of him Later due to public protest. Hazare visited the project and decided to implement it in Ralegan Siddhi. He forwarded the available documentary evidences in support of his allegations to then Maharashtra Governor P. This resulted in increase in the ground water level. At the outset. meadows development and of forestation of 500 hectares of land. A distressed Hazare returned the Padmashree Award to the President of India and also returned the Vriksha Mitra Award given by then prime minister of India Rajiv Gandhi. He further went on an indefinite hunger strike in Alandi on the same issue. the government woke up and took action against the criminal and corrupt officers as well as six of the ministers were forced to resign and more than 400 officers from different government offices were sent back to home. He steered the villagers to begin working towards water conservation. staggered trenches. Hazare’s Ralegan Siddhi became the first role model of an ideal village from the worst village to an ideal village. Alexander On 4 November 1997. Anna Hazare was imprisoned in the Yerawada Jail after being sentenced to simple imprisonment for three months by the Mumbai Metropolitan Court all political parties. gully plugs. outcry the Government of Maharashtra ordered his release from the jail. they constructed five RCC weirs and 16 Gabion Weirs. Thereafter. contour trenches. On 9 September 1998. C. Finally.

The same draft was considered as the base document for the making of the National Right to Information Act-2005. However. the directors of such societies do the corruption and failed to pay back the basic amount to the members of the societies. After 12 days of Hunger strike in Azad Maidan the President of India signed the draft of the Right to Information Act and ordered the state government to implement it with effect from 2002. Thus poor people get cheated when Anna saw this he again began his agitation against this. When Anna saw that Government is not willing to pass this law Anna went on an indefinite hunger strike at Azad Maidan in the last week of July 2003. Government promised Anna they will pass RTI act but in reality they never did it. Suresh Jain and Nawab Malik resigned from the cabinet in March 2005 Jan Lokpal Bill – Agitation and hunger strike at the age of 73 and great victory against powerful and rich government . Sawant commission report was submitted on 23 February 2005. Nawab Malik and Padmasinh Patil. headed by the retired justice P. In 2003 Anna Hazare raised corruption charges against 4 ministers of the Congress-NCP government Government ignored him Then Anna started his fast unto death agitation on 9 August 2003. In 1997 Anna agitated in Azad Maidan in Mumbai to create mass public awareness about RTI amongst the youth. Anna started to travel across state. He ended his fast on 17 August 2003 after then chief minister Sushil Kumar Shinde formed a one man commission. credit societies & urban banks everywhere in states. indicted Suresh Jain. 400 crores is in the pipeline. B. The result was that more than Rs 125 crore was recovered from defaulters and the members of such societies heaved a sigh of relief. The P. Sawant to probe his charges. Government ignored Anna. Recovery of around Rs. After this Anna started to fight for the Right to information act. B. Hazare agitated for over eight months. For this Anna agitated ten times for this law.The state government has opened cooperative societies.

India against corruption movement N. 1992 . 1989 . Out of the two lakh rupees received from the above amount.Padmabhushan award. Care International of the USA. Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra award by the Government of India on November 19. He received awards worth Rs 25 lakh and donated the entire amount for the Swami Vivekananda Kritadnyata Nidhi (social gratitude fund). Transparency International.Padmashri award.On April 15 2008. . 3. many people said many things. mass marriages are carried of at least 25-30 poor couples every year. Hazare has started a fast unto death from 5 April 2011 at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. Anna wrote to everyone regarding Jan Lok Pal bill but no one listened him After that on 5th April 2011 Started fast unto death to wake up the government for India. by the Government of India 5. Anna Hazare received the World Bank's 2008 Jit Gill Memorial Award for Outstanding Public Service 6. Thus Jantar Mantar saved from becoming another Tahir Square.Krishi Bhushana award by the Government of Maharashtra. 1990 . 1986 from the hands of Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi. Finally Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh realized that demand of Anna is right and government accepted all the demands of Anna. a former justice of the Supreme Court of India and Lokayukta of Karnataka. named as the Jan Lokpal Bill (People's Ombudsman Bill) with more stringent provisions and wider power to the Lokpal (Ombudsman) On April 5 2011 Again Anna started second freedom struggle in India. Over night table were turned and after 4 days of discussion with government of India servants . Anna started war against corruption in India. a senior lawyer inthe Supreme Court along with the members of the India against Corruption movement drafted an alternate bill. Santosh Hegde. Anna Hazare won the following awards – 1. 2008 . by the Government of India 4. Prashant Bhushan. to press for the demand to form a joint committee of the representatives of the Government and the civil society to draft a new bill with stronger penal actions and more independence to the Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Ombudsmen in the states) In beginning Government of India ignored him. 2. but as First day was over Anna got the support from every corner of India and No one has expected such a support Anna will get for this bill. Seoul (South Korea) 7.