Anna Hazare

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Biography of Anna Hazare – Story of Army Driver becoming the Father of Nation Bigger than Bharat Ratna

Name - Kisan Bapat Baburao Hazare known as Anna
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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. He has two sisters. He is unmarried.

in 1963 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.

Ralegan Siddhi falls in the drought-prone area with a mere 400 to 500 mm of annual rainfall During the month of April and May, water tankers were the only means of drinking water.

Hazare came across the work of one Vilasrao Salunke, a resident of Saswad near Pune who had started a novel project of water management through watershed development in a joint venture with the Gram Panchyat.This resulted in increase in the ground water level. Hazare’s Ralegan Siddhi became the first role model of an ideal village from the worst village to an ideal village.

He further went on an indefinite hunger strike in Alandi on the same issue. Finally, 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.

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The directors of such societies do the corruption and failed to pay back the basic amount to the members of the societies.Thus poor people get cheated when Anna saw this he again began his...
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