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Breaking: Third List of Aam Aadmi Party Candidates Announced
Dr. Prabhat Ranjan Das – A medical doctor by profession – MBBS, MD, PhD – he worked for a long time in New York and New Jersey, and during his stint in the US , he was a regular visitor to Darbhanga for social causes, used to contribute a fixed portion of his income to such causes, helped in establishing more than 300 village libraries, his own-funded NGO organises training programs for students and teachers, settled in Darbhanga. Since last 2 years he has been engaged in social work, active supporter of Anna movement and AAP activities.
Savita Bhatti – She is a noted stage artist, who has also been working for social causes and eradication of superstition from the society. Savita has perfomed in TV serials also and has been active in trying to convey a message of harmony and peace. She has been continuing with the unfinished endevaours of her late husband and noted artist Mr Jaspal Bhatti.
Prof Anand Kumar – He is a professor of sociology in the Jawaharlal University (JNU). He has taught in many Universities all over the world besides the prestigious Indian Universities like the JNU and BHU. Professor Anand Kumar was associated with Students movement and has worked on social, political and democratic fronts.
Mahender Singh - A social activist who has been working for the upliftment of weaker sections of society in the national capital. He has been actively associated as a volunteer since the Janlokpal movement in 2011 and was among the active campaigners for the party in the Delhi assembly elections. He is part of a social organisation which organises marriages of girls belonging to poor and downtrodden sections, and runs a campaign against social evils like dowry and child marriage.
Sarah Joseph – She is a noted novelist and short story writer in Malayalam. She has served as the Professor of Malayalam. She won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for her novel Aalahayude Penmakkal (Daughters of God the Father). Has been awarded many other awards for her literary works. She has been at the forefront of women movement in Kerala and is the founder of Manushi – organisation of thinking women. She has raised her voice against the atrocities against the common people.
Ajit Joy – A former IPS Officer who took voluntary retirement from service in 2004 after serving the police department for 11 years. From 2005 to 2013, he worked in United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. He did his LLB from Govt College Thiruvananthapuram and LLM from Harvard Law School, Massachusetts, US. During Delhi assembly elections, he left his assignment with UN and joined AAP. He worked during the Delhi election as a volunteer in Greater Kailas Constituency and the Legal Cell. After the Delhi elections, he is actively involved with the AAP activities in Thiruvananthapuram district.
Rachna Dheengra – Rachna has been working since many years with the Sambhavana Trust for the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy Victims. She has been participating in IAC/AAP since the beginning. She has been fighting against the MNCs, including the former Union Carbide and now the Dow Chemicals, to ensure adequate compensation for the thousands of victims for more than a decade now. Apart from organising relief for the victims and their families, Rachna has been vigorously pursuing the legal battle against these MNCs in the Indian and US courts.
Anil Trivedi – An IIM graduate, who qualified the civil services and worked as an IFS (Indian Foreign Services officer) for around 9 years before quitting it. He then worked in a private firm in the UK. He returned to Indore in 2007 and has been working as a political activist since then. He has also been giving various lectures to IIT, IIM and various other institutes. He has also been working with villagers on enterprenurship and self emplyment.
Rajesh Sareram – A teacher by profession, for the last 20 years he has been giving free tutions to poor tribal chidren for UPSC and PSC exams. Apart from teaching, Rajesh has been very active as a social activist and has been touring villages in his district and even the neighbouring ones to encourage the poor and downtrodden to ensure education for their children.
Maya Vishwakarma – She got associated with the IAC and later the AAP in California, where she was pursuing her higher studies. Following her active association with the NRI AAP team in the US, She has moved back to her village in the recent months and has been working actively with the party in that area. Maya has been working as a volunteer to spread awareness abut the concept of Swaraj in Hoshangabad and neighbouring districts.
Pankaj Singh – An almuni of the BHU and TISS Bombay, he decided to go back to his hometown to work as a social activist and joined the AAP after being a part of the anti-corruption movement. He has been involved in mobilizing and working with the local community in the Mahaan forest region where a coal block has been handed over to ESSAR.
Shailendra Singh Kushwaha – Shailendra has been running an NGO for the last 15 years working in the area of health and education for children and women. He got associated with Anna movement and then joined AAP and worked relentlessly to build the organisation in MP specifically in Gwalior and Chambal division. He is currently part of MP State Campaign Committee.
Atul Mishra – AAP District convenor , he is a lawyer by profession and is actively engaged in chartibale work of providing free medicines for the poor in hospitals across the district. He has a track record of exposing corruption scams and figthing legal battles in courts to prevent loss of government money in these scams.
Bismaya Mahapatra – Presently working as the state secretary AAP, Odisha. After his masters in Msc and management he has been a developmental worker since the 1990s. He started his work in PRADAN (a National level NGO) and worked in the field of livelihood promotion. Then he had a brief stint in TCS but left it and founded Harsha Trust, a not for profit development organisation in 2002.The trust is doing pioneering work by encouraging the professionals to work at the grassroots. It has now over 100 dedicated professionals working in remote tribal areas in 7 districts across 14 blocks of Odisha. Right now he has set up “Renaissance strategic and management services pvt ltd.” an organisation for systematic and holistic rehabilitation of tribal populations displaced by industry.
Dr. Dhanada Kanta Mishra - Dr. Dhanada Kanta Mishra is an academician, administrator and serial entrepreneur in his professional and social sector. His educational qualifications include B. Tech (Civil) from Regional College of Engineering (REC), Trichy; M. Tech (Structural Engineering) from University of Oklahoma (USA); and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan) in the field of Civil engineering Materials. Dr. Mishra has held several positions of academic and administrative responsibility over the years. He was the Dean (Research and Industrial Coordination) at the KIIT University and Principal of JITM,Paralakhemundi. He was also a Trustee of CSREM and Director (R&D) of JITM besides playing a key role in setting up of the Centurion University, Centurion Public School, Centurion ITC and AID Rural Technology Resource Center and ITC in Parlakhemundi. Dr. Mishra has previously worked with national and international organizations of repute including Rocla Technology, Guildford (Australia) and Associated Cement Companies India Limited (ACC). Currently he also serves as the Director (Academics) of KMBB College of Engineering.
Dr.Bikash Das – Dr.Bikash Das, a widely known human right activist cum Lawyer of Odisha has been consistently working over last two decades for realization of human right through the means of law. Born in a family of freedom fighters and life long Sarvodaya activists, Dr.Das extensively works towards elimination of injustice and promotion of justice by way of human right lawyering initiative through his organization CLAP. Presently he is the president of CLAP, which is one of the oldest legal aid oriented human right organization of India. Dr.Das served as the Advisor to the Supreme Court Commissioner on Right to Food between 2003 – 2006. He was also appointed as the Commission of enquiry by the Govt. of Odisha to investigate into irregularities in food security schemes. He has a Ph.D in Law and Governance from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Jimuta Prasad Mishra – Has done his M.Phil in International politics from JNU, New Delhi. Since the last 12 years he has engaged himself in developmental sector and has a number of research publications to he credit. He has been active in documentation and research and also is known as an RTI activist in the state. He was working from the platform of Odisha Soochana Adhikar Mancha.
Mamata Kundu - Mamata is a graduate from Utkal University, and is a social activist. She is an active member of the organisations fighting for eradication of corruption. With her experience of social work as a member of Air Force wives’ Welfare Association” she joined the Jana Lokpal Movement and later on got fully involved in the Aam Aadmi Party as an active member. She has been instrumental in organization building activities of the party in Balasore district of Odisha.
Satya Mahar – One of the founding members of the AAP’s Odisha unit, she is among the key persons who ensured the gram sabha decision against the continuation of mining by Vedanata in Niyamgiri. Satya is part of the team which organised the filing of a PIL in the Supreme Court against the illegal mining in the state. She is part of the core team for explaining the concept of swaraj to the people.
Nirada Barana Khuntia – Was a lecturer of History and national awardee in social service and volunteerism. Presently engaged to train the programme coordinators of NSS in nation building.