Raghav Chadha Receives ‘India UK Outstanding Achievers Honour’ In London
Raghav Chadha, a Rajya Sabha member for the Aam Aadmi Party, was presented with the India UK Outstanding Achievers Honor on Wednesday during a ceremony in London. The National Indian Students and Alumni Union (NISAU) UK organised the event, “celebrating India @ 75 in connection with UK Parliament,” in collaboration with the British Council in India, the UK Government Department for International Trade (DIT), and UK Parliament.
In order to recognise the accomplishments of Indian students who attended British colleges and to commemorate 75 years of Indian independence, the India UK Achievers Honours were established. Raghav Chadha received the award in the “Government and Politics” category for his excellence in transforming how democracy and justice are experienced and tackling difficult societal problems for the benefit of people and the planet. The awards ceremony recognised 75 high achievers and five Outstanding Achievers.
Mr. Chadha founded a boutique wealth management company in London before moving back to India and joined the India Against Corruption Movement. Mr. Chadha attended the famous London School of Economics (LSE). Chadha joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as a founding member and worked under the direction and tutelage of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal as the movement’s eventual culmination.
Mr. Chadha, who represents the state of Punjab in the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Indian parliament, became the youngest member of parliament in 2022 when he was 33 years old. Mr. Chadha has received two international awards in the past year, including one from the World Economic Forum in which he was recognised as a Young Global Leader.
After thanking the organisers, Mr. Chadha pondered on how the relationship between India and the UK has changed through time. He remembered that Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. BR Ambedkar, and Jawaharlal Nehru were among the founding founders of Indian democracy who had attended universities in the UK.
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