About Arvind

Dharmapuri Arvind is an Indian politician who is the current Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from Nizamabad, Telangana. He was born on 25th August 1976. He is the youngest of two sons of D. Srinivas who served as a three-time Congress MLA from Nizamabad.

Political Background

Aravind’s father D. Srinivas served as a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and a minister for the state of Andhra Pradesh. His father also served as the president of the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee. His grandfather Dharmapuri Venkatram was a member of Jan Sangh. Arvind’s family belongs to the Munnuru Kapu community, which is categorised as an Other Backward Class by the Indian government.

Career

Arvind Dharmapuri joined Bharatiya Janata Party State executive committee member, inheriting his grandfather’s ideology. In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections Of Nizamabad, Telangana, He defeated former TRS MP K. Kavitha, the daughter of Telangana Chief Minister, K. Chandrashekar Rao in a contest involving a world record number of 184 candidates from that constituency.

Achievements

A regional Centre of the Spices Board to address issues of the crop is a promise that’s ignored by many governments. Being a resilient leader, Arvind Dharmapuri took up the herculean task and fought for the same. Having seen the struggles of turmeric farmers in person, he took this issue to the Centre and made sure it happened.

The Union Minister for Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal announced a regional Centre of the Spices Board on 4 February 2020. Headed by an IAS officer as Director, this board enabled farmers to use modern cultivation methods and get help from the Centre to directly export the crop.

Philanthropy

Arvind founded the Arvind Dharmapuri Foundation, a personal initiative, in the year 2013 to save critically ill impoverished children under the age of 12. The Foundation is marching towards 200 cases, and its services go uninterrupted irrespective of his political milieu. He aspires to empower close to 350 government schools in Nizamabad as he believes that education is the fundamental right of every child in this nation and no child should be denied health or education because of their impoverished circumstances.

Arvind Foundation

Arvind Dharmapuri Foundation aims at making a real and lasting difference in the lives of children who are deprived of food, education and other essential needs. It associates with a number of orphanages and children’s slews to bring them out of their impoverished circumstances. The funds for this selfless organization comes from his own pockets, unlike other foundations.

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