Swami Agnivesh – Fact File
Agnivesh is a self- proclaimed Arya Samaj Scholar and social activist.
• Agnivesh is a self- proclaimed Arya Samaj Scholar and social activist.
• Agnivesh became a member of the Legislative Assembly of Haryana in 1977
• Swami Agnivesh served as a Cabinet Minister for Education in 1979
• He served as the chairperson of the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery from 1994 to 2004
• He is known for his work against bonded labour
• He is the founder-head of the Bandhu Mukti Morcha (Bonded Labour Liberation Front)
• Agnivesh went to Haryana to join the Arya Samaj in 1970
• Agnivesh founded and became president of the World Council of Arya Samaj
• Agnivesh spent three days inside the Bigg Boss (a popular show on Colors TV) house as a guest in 2011
Compiled by Praveen PJ