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Ripeness cometh through social experience

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e is a care taking man from next door in the Mahadevapura assembly constituency. He just stands still and listens the problems, issues and concerns of people carefully. This distinct character of Shri Arvind Limbavali has made him a good public servant. He has acquired these finer qualities from student days. Arvind Limbavali started his social activity as RSS worker in 70s and consequently as a student leader in ABVP in the early 80s. He was ABVP state joint secretary for six years from 1986. In 1987 he was convener of Karnataka State Polytechnic Action Committee to fight against the problems of polytechnic education. His conviction to bring change in education through students and youth movement made him a popular leader. By then there were various polytechnics which had mushroomed throughout Karnataka, characterized by bad infrastructure and education system, many students felt exploited.

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Arvind Limbavali immediately plunged into the student’s movement and fought against the depraved education system. The whole state was shocked when he brought out the report delineating the deplorable conditions of hundreds of polytechnics. In the popular Kannada weekly magazine ‘Sudha’, where an article portrayed about the poor conditions of these polytechnic institutions and brought it to the notice of the public and 1 Meet with students of north eastern states 2 Leadership in Students’ Parliament 3 Participation in student leaders’ convention

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ARVIND LIMBAVALI JANAHITA ENGLISH  

A book on the developmental activities carried out by Shri Arvind Limbavali in Mahadevapura Assembly Constituency during 2008-12. The book...

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