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About Aruna Roy
Roy became the President of the National Federation of Indian Women in 2008, succeeding Dr. K. Saradamoni. She is widely known as a campaigner for rights of the poor and sidelined such as Right to Information, the Right to Work and the Right to Food.
She was born to Hema and E. D. Jayaram. Roy and Sanjit were married in 1970.
She is an alumnus of Delhi University and the National Academy of Administration.
She was a member of the Union Territories, an administrative division in India. She worked as an assistant to the supervising administrator of Tiruchi district.
Roy was transferred to Delhi after her marriage to Sanjit. There she served as Sub-Divisional Magistrate, overseeing six police jurisdictions and managing student protests and election duty. She was later appointed the deputy secretary for finance and rose to become Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.
She joined her husband at the Social Work Research Centre (also known as the Barefoot College) in 1974 which he established in 1972. Roy resigned from civil service and worked with Sanjit for social and economic development of the village.
Roy later founded Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, an Indian political organization for the Right to Information Act in May 1990.
In 1985, she organized the first women’s rights gathering in India which centered on underprivileged rural women.
Through Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan and the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI), the Right to Information Act was successfully passed in India in 2005.
Aruna Roy Rank
F.A.Q. about Aruna Roy
When is Aruna Roy's birthday?
Aruna Roy's birthday is on May 26, 1946.
In how many days is Aruna Roy's birthday?
Aruna Roy's birthday is in 88 days
How old is Aruna Roy?
Aruna Roy is 77 years old.
Where is Aruna Roy from?
Aruna Roy was born in Madras.