Swami Agnivesh – Fact File

Swami Agnivesh – Fact File

• 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

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